[seqfan] Re: Self-duplication

Harvey P. Dale hpd1 at nyu.edu
Thu Apr 21 22:42:31 CEST 2011

It's even worse when you think of a sequence, find that it's already in
the OEIS, check the author's name, and then have to ask someone whether
that's your name.

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[mailto:seqfan-bounces at list.seqfan.eu] On Behalf Of David Newman
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:20 PM
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Subject: [seqfan] Re: Self-duplication

There is a story that Hadamard, in his old age, suggested a thesis topic
a doctoral student.  The problem turned out to be one which Hadamard had
himself solved in his youth.  But I can't recall where I read this

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Marc LeBrun <mlb at well.com> wrote:

> >="franktaw at netscape.net" <franktaw at netscape.net>
> > Has anyone else had this experience? You see an interesting
> > wonder "Is that in the OEIS?", look it up - and not only is it
> > but you are the author?
> Yes, more than once.
> To parody Erdos: "First you forget to zip up, next you forget to zip
> then you forget your sequences."
> So, here's to mnemonic prostheses, the OEIS foremost!
> I've heard (and oft repeated, true or not) a story that someone asked
> Albert
> Einstein for his phone number, and he obliged by looking it up in the
> book for them.
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