Finally, an answer to that age-old question...
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 94 22:31:42 PDT
Subject: Finally, an answer to that age-old question...
Forwarded-by: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by firstname.lastname@example.org Sun Apr 3 11:54:26 1994
On a Ph.D. oral, he asked the candidate about the convergence properties
of certain hypergeometric series. "I don't remember," said the student,
"but I can always look it up if I need it." [The professor] was not pleased.
"That doesn't seem to be true," he said, "because you sure need it now."
-- from Paul Halmos' autobiography
© 1994 Peter Langston