Saturday, January 17, 2009


Thanks to my Parisian friend Suzanne B, I have become acquainted with Marcus du Sautoy and am battling my way through his book, The Music of the Primes, which gives an account of the search for an equation that will predict all the prime numbers. The fact that I don't understand most of it does not get in the way of my enjoyment, mainly because it gives me such a self-congratulatory buzz that I am even trying to read it at all.
Of course my genius daughter, Sarah, to whom I sent a copy, will romp through it nodding sagely all the while.
Once you get used to the idea that your kids are smarter than you are, it's not really so bad.

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