Re: Infinite Games
|From:||Diana Slattery <glide@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 29, 1998, 4:30|
did i say to you yet, iwill reply to your coments--and ask some questions back,
but not until i get back to the states and have the book in front of me. have a
wonderful holiday season. our phone lines have been down off and on here in the
west of ireland--winter gales.
Daniel Baisden wrote:
> Diana, I have a copy of that book around somewhere. A little black paper back,
> I believe. I couldnt get through it. Sometimes the cat chases his tail,
> sometimes he doesnt. I had bought it at a book fair with another book about
> infinity that I had found much more interesting. He talked of Transfinite
> numbers and such. I enjoyed that one very much. But The other book did not
> strike me as exceptionally inspired.
> What especially intrigues me are numbers on the edge. Numbers so huge we have
> trouble understanding them, and their inverses, so small we could never notice
> them, or distinguish them if they were added onto our precious integers...What
> did you get out of Carse's book, that apparently I did not? Curious in the
> deep south, Dan.
> A. A violent order is disorder, and
> B. A great disorder is an order. These
> Two things are one. (Pages of illustrations.)
> >From "A Connoisseur of Chaos", by Wallace Stevens.