I don’t know why. I just wanted to close the month this way.
Next up, the Contents entry that nearly drove me mad.
Mathematicians have finally laid to rest the legendary mystery surrounding an elusive group of numerical expressions known as the “mock theta functions.” Number theorists have struggled to understand the functions ever since the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan first alluded to them in a letter written on his deathbed, in 1920.
See also: Srinivasa Ramanujan (Wikipedia)
WN: So you really think this form of advertisement will change the way products are marketed?
John K.: Advertising now is so bloated. Have you seen some of the ads out there? They’re shitty.
WN: So the online medium is a place you’re going to be working in, mostly?
John K.: Online is a much better place for my brand of humor. Working for the studios is so bureaucratic. It’s awful. You can’t get anything done. Look what happened with Ren and Stimpy.
I clicked on the two ads linked in the article. They were funny.
CompUSA, the computer and gadget retailer owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, said on Tuesday it would close more than half of its U.S. retail locations over the next two to three months to focus on top performing locations.
The salesdroids are mostly eejits, the selection always sucks, and who wants to deal with those bullshit shuck-and-jive rebates?