Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Jan 03 2001 - 22:46:19 MST

> >spike wrote: One of my compulsions is to
> >mark errors in books. Almost all books have em. GEB is error
> >free, a remarkable feat for such a long complicated work.
> Damien Broderick wrote:Not quite. Guess you missed the < hypopothesis >

I did miss that!

> ...odd stutter such as < each time time > (p. 604) and < is to to use > (p.
> 609);

My self confidence as a proofreader is shaken. {8^D Stutters are
notoriously difficult to spot. The fact that you, Damien, did manage
to find these shows that you are a meta-god. {8-]

Possible shortcoming of GED that I did manage to discover:
In the index, page 765, the entry for Heisenberg uncertainty
principle is listed as being found on page 698, when in fact
it is on page 699. I had to wonder if it was a sly intentional
gag, since it *was* referring to uncertainty.

Also in the index, page 773 contains the entry for self reference,
but page 773 is not listed under self reference, which would have
been a cool self reference under self reference.

Along the same line, page 766 in the index could have had an
entry reading "index, 766" {8^D spike

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