urquhart at cs.toronto.edu
Tue Jan 9 17:10:16 EST 2001
One night I took some black coffee, contrary to my custom,
and was unable to sleep. A host of ideas kept surging in
my head; I could almost feel them jostling one another,
until two of them coalesced, so to speak, to form a stable
combination. Suddenly a vast mathematical landscape
opened before my inner gaze. Not only were all the major
problems of computational complexity within reach, even
the Riemann hypothesis was no longer unattainable.
Unfortunately, when I woke up in the morning, it was
all rubbish from start to finish.
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