Monday, December 19, 2005

George A. Miller's wonderful paper

Stumbled across it this morning via Edward Tufte's site (

How can you NOT like an academic paper that begins:
"My problem is that I have been persecuted by an integer. For seven years this number has followed me around, has intruded in my most private data, and has assaulted me from the pages of our most public journals. This number assumes a variety of disguises, being sometimes a little larger and sometimes a little smaller than usual, but never changing so much as to be unrecognizable. ..."

Read it all at

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