Ernest Hemingway was a Mathematician
Self-criticism is essential for a good blogger. My previous post could have been written with half the words. I’d achieve more clarity with no loss of nuance. To improve my writing, I’ve decided to relearn math. Mathematical form and good writing share similar qualities. They’re rigorous, logical, and free of embellishment.
For others who would like to cross-train, I recommend Khan Academy. I’d like to thank Andreas Kluth of The Economist and The Hannibal Blog for convincing me to try it out. After I take my math courses, I’ll move on to physics. E=mc2 might be the most beautiful sentence ever written.