Friday, August 5, 2005

Friday August 5, 2005

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:23 PM

For Sir Alec

From Elegance:

"Philosophers ponder the idea of identity: what it is to give something a name on Monday and have it respond to that name on Friday…."

— Bernard Holland, page C12,
    The New York Times,
    Monday, May 20, 1996.

Holland was pondering the identity of the Juilliard String Quartet, which had just given a series of concerts celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.


— Page one,
    The New York Times,
    Monday, August 7, 2000.
The Times was describing the work of Sir Alec Guinness, who died on 8/5/00.

An example of the Holland name problem:

Monday, August 1, 2005 — Visible Mathematics:

    "Earlier, there had been mapping projects in Saudi Arabia's Rub' al-Khali, the Empty Quarter in the south and west of the country….
"Empty" is a misnomer…  the Rub' al-Khali contains many hidden riches.'"

Friday, August 5, 2005 —  

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