OT Re: Math-embarrassment results in CS [was: Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?]

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 00:02:55 CEST 2015

On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 7:59 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
> Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se>:
>> In a message of Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:29:28 +0300, Marko Rauhamaa writes:
>>>At the time I was in college I heard topology was very fashionable
>>>among mathematicians. That was because it was one of the last
>>>remaining research topics that didn't yet have an application.
>> I have a very good freind who is a knot-theorist. (Chad Musick, who
>> may have proven something wonderful.) see:
>> http://chadmusick.wikidot.com/knots He says there are lots of
>> applications for this in the field of circuit board layouts. And most
>> mathematicians accept knot-theory as part of topology.
> So topology, too, is lost.

You remind me of the hipster mathematician cook, who burned himself by
calculating pie before it was cool.


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