...Prove Their Worth...

"Problems worthy of attack
prove their worth
by hitting back." - Piet Hein

A kind of running diary and rambling pieces on my struggles with assorted books, classes, and other things, as they happen. You must be pretty bored to be reading this...

Friday, June 14, 2002

The first two volumes of Michael Spivak's A Comprehensive Introduction To Differential Geometry arrived today. They are absolutely beautiful. Everything from the pretty artistic covers (by Spivak himself), to the sweet typesetting, to the satisfyingly heavy, glossy smooth paper, to the 'new book' scent, to the exposition (at least in the beginning - I've only read a tiny bit so far). And cheap! Approx. $30 for a hardback textbook (and about $50 for two) is an awesome price!

And oh yes, there's an entry for 'pig, yellow - pg 434' in the index. What else could one possibly want?

Obviusly, I'm a bibliophile. More later. Right now, I want to try to go see Bourne Identity.


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