Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Poodle skirts and differential equations

I was talking to Darren just before and he was telling me about this math conference he's going to this week. Because Darren is a mathematician, this is normal Darren behavior.

However, then he told me that as part of this conference there is going to be a sock hop tomorrow night. I'm loving this. Imagine the scene: dozens of youngish but not young math dorks clad in poodle skirts and black leather jackets talking about topology and alegbra, slow dancing two feet apart. What a great gig for the band they hire.

Darren said he's skipping the sock hop. The fact that I view this as the squandered opportunity of the conference may say something about why I'm no longer an academic.


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