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Friday, August 15, 2014

Of Love and Hate… sort of


"...journalism has rules about writing stories that don’t really work for math. When journalists are told to 'put a face on the story,' they end up with all face and no story."

'Mathbabe' (Cathy O'Neil) hits another home run, or should I say home rant, today with this piece on math and the Fields Medal... and "the incredible collaborative effort that is modern mathematics":

http://mathbabe.org/2014/08/15/i-love-math-and-i-hate-the-fields-medal/


...and for more mathy links this morning see the weekly MathTango potpourri:
http://mathtango.blogspot.com/2014/08/friday-bonanza.html

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