Saturday, May 10, 2014

Do the Lit

"Each time I hear someone say, 'Do the math,' I grit my teeth. The phrase reinforces how little awareness there is about the breadth and scope of the subject. Imagine, if you will, using 'Do the lit' as an exhortation to spell correctly."
As a mathematician, I can attest that my field is about ideas above anything else. Ideas that inform our existence, and permeate our universe and beyond, that can surprise and enthrall."
Prof. Manil Suri (NYT 9/15/13)

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