Posted by: Dave Richeson | February 2, 2009

100th post

In honor of my 100th post I would like to share a quote from Freeman Dyson which appears in this month’s Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

Some mathematicians are birds, others are frogs. Birds fly high in the air and survey broad vistas of mathematics out to the far horizon. They delight in concepts that unify our thinking and bring together diverse problems from different parts of the landscape. Frogs live in the mud below and see only the flowers that grow nearby. They delight in the details of particular objects, and they solve problems one at a time.

I’d like to be a mathematical bird. I’m trying to fly higher and farther. This blog is my travelogue. 

I could never be a frog. I get too bored looking at the same mud day-in-and-day-out.

In case you are wondering, here are a few of my blog stats…

Posts: 100
First post: Topological Claymation (Sept. 11, 2008)
Days since first post: 144
Total views: 9,304
Comments: 94
My top three posts (in terms of number of visitors):

This graph shows the number of visitors per week: 

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  1. I started out as a bird, but I’m turning into a frog.

  2. Congratulations on making it to 100! I hope you hit many more orders of magnitude.

    Sam.

  3. Congratulations! I look forward to the next 100 posts!

    I’m a crow. I fly around for a while and constantly get distracted by shiny objects. (Oh wait, that would imply that I steal them and hide them in my nest. That’s not good. Maybe I’m a rabbit. Or a groundhog.)


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