[Computational Complexity] Notes to My Dad
- My father Paul passed away thirty years ago today. Five years ago I wrote about some of the lessons I learned from him.Suppose I could go contact him back into time. What would I tell him?I could tell him about his beautiful granddaughters.I could tell him that his Red Sox won another world series in 2007 but some things don't change, it's the Yankees who are reigning champs.I could tell him about a device in my pocket called an "iPhone" that lets me contact anyone, access nearly all public information and it plays music and movies too. A big improvement over the Sony Walkman.I could tell him about how easily we can search for the most trivial information. I learned that he wrote a review article when I was just a baby, that the house he grew up in was torn down and replaced with the Marshfield city hall, and that he died just about the same time that JR was shot.
I could tell him the answer to the biggest mystery of his generation: FBI Agent Mark Felt was Deep Throat.
But most of I would tell my father that taking one children's aspirin every day reduces the risk of heart attacks and maybe, just maybe, I'd be telling him these things in person.
Posted By Lance to Computational Complexity at 3/21/2010 06:36:00 AM