[FOM] P NP buzz
joeshipman at aol.com
Mon Aug 16 20:32:46 EDT 2010
Much more important than how detailed the proof is, is how closely the
author is willing to collaborate with referees (since we are talking
here about pre-publication verification of a claim rather than having
only a finished manuscript to work with).
From: Timothy Y. Chow
On the other side of the coin, the so-called "stars and superstars"
whose wasted time you bemoan were under no obligation to drop what they
were doing and study Deolalikar's manuscript. They did so because they
chose to. If you think they made the wrong choice, then I think the
primary target of your criticism should be the stars and superstars
themselves who made that choice. Some secondary criticism can be
directed at the people who overhyped the proof, but hyping something is
not the same as coercing people to pay attention to it.
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