February 04, 2006

Feynman

You know what happens, when you hear about someone for once, you start noticing them everywhere? Like when you first hear a new word, you keep noticing it being used a lot. And then you wonder how you missed discovering it earlier?

That’s what happened to me about Richard Feynman. I had of course heard of him, but never had taken the trouble to actively seek out any info about him. And once I picked out a copy of Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! at Strand, it seems that everyday I come across a link to some speech he’d delivered, or something or the other he’d done. Or links to lectures he’s given

The book’s great—I think this is the first time I’ve really enjoyed reading non-fiction. And the lectures are really good too—well worth the around 1Gb total download. I’ve watched two out of four so far, and I can tell ya that for the first time the quantum theory makes sense to me. So do complex numbers.

That’s all…

2 comments:

Ankur said...

You know what happens, when you hear about someone for once, you start noticing them everywhere?

I last time I read his name was in ruby of rails slideshow

The Unrest Cure said...
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