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June 27, 2011

#917: Hofstadter


[[A man sits at a desk, working on a laptop. A woman approaches the desk and picks up a tiny book.]]

Woman: What’s this?

Man: Douglas Hofstadter’s six-word autobiography. After all those 700-page tomes, I guess he wanted to try for brevity.

Woman: Huh. Let’s see…

[[Close up of woman, reading the tiny book.]]

Book: I’m So Meta, Even This Acronym

[[Full shot of man and woman again. The woman looks down at the tiny book in her hand.]]

Woman: …whoa.

Man: I think he nailed it.