--- On Thu, 4/4/13, djbroadhurst wrote:
> "WarrenS" <warren.wds@...> wrote:
> > It's just a bit weird that I thought I had a totally original
> > problem, and it turns out it has been worked on a ton by others
> > for years...
> Why might that seem "weird" to you, Warren?
> None of us should presuppose a monopoly on originality.
There is something weird though - and that's that huge quantities of
stuff I looked at a decade ago is being rediscovered by Warren. This
makes my retirement from the field very hard, as he keeps posting
things that I've been directly interested in. However, I'm happy, as
a fresh mind approaching a problem can only ever increase the amount
that is known, never diminish it. In particular, whilst my arithmetic
may have been efficient, I was rarely good at the hard maths, so
hopefully Warren can get past the road-blocks that I had way back when.
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