Friday, November 2, 2012
As Conan O'Brien Might Say…
…'Where are the la-a-a-adies???'
I'll be posting Math-frolic Interview #7 on Sunday, and while I'm thrilled with the guest, it is the 6th time out of 7 with a male interviewee (and the majority of inquiries that I'm waiting to be returned are also guys)… soooo, a little more representation of the Emmy Noether gender would be nice.
One problem is simply that most math bloggers are likely male, and secondly I've discovered that many female bloggers don't as readily post their email addresses, making initial contact difficult. There are likely a number of female math bloggers/teachers though that I'm just not very familiar with; so again, please feel free to make recommendations if you think someone would make a good interview.
…Oh, and don't everyone mention Vi Hart at once -- of course I'd love to interview Vi but suspect she may be toooo busy at the moment to squeeze it in (though I did attempt to send her an email, which she may or may not have received?). But after Vi, who else?
Meanwhile, for some reading entertainment (especially if you're going out to eat this weekend), an interesting little story that made waves a couple months back, about the 'rounding' of restaurant bills up or down to do away with the need for pennies (the story focused on Chipotles, but it happens elsewhere, and there can be pros and cons):