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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.

  1. May 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Good for you. I’m still on chemistry, soon moving on to biology. Or something. hardly matters, as long as one moves on at all. 🙂

  2. Antonio
    May 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I enjoy brevity on most subjects! Happy to see you expand your horizons, physics seems a field worth exploring, but you are correct, first math!

  3. zach
    May 6, 2011 at 7:12 am

    the kahn site looks promising.

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