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November 8, 2010

#816: Applied Math

Applied Math

[[A woman is standing at a whiteboard considering a logical proof.]]

Woman #1: Wow. I can’t find fault with your proof.

[[The woman is still looking at the white board, the frame expands to show a second woman walking away, rubbing her hands together in an evil manner.]]

Woman #1: You’ve show the inconsistency – and thus the invalidity – of basic logic itself.

Woman #2: Excellent, on to step two.

[[The second woman sits down at a desk and begins to write.]]

Dear Dr. Knuth,

[[She continues to write.]]

I am writing to collect from you the $3,372,564.45 I am owed for discovering 1,317,408 errors in

The Art of Computer Programming…