Cloud computing makes me nervous

After the recent news of Freddie, Fannie, Bear Sterns, Lehman Bros, Merrill Lynch, and AIG, I got to thinking about how much of my work is online—Google Docs, Gmail, WordPress, Wikidot, etc.  If our highly-regulated banking industry can fail, why not these young unregulated internet sites? Should there be an FDIC equivalent for the “banks” that…

The nuts and bolts of writing mathematics

This was a handout that I made for my Discrete Mathematics class.  At our college this course is the gateway to the mathematics major and is the students’ introduction to writing mathematical arguments. Here is a pdf of the handout. The nuts and bolts of writing mathematics You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly…