Subject: Re: LISP - 2 exponent 0 = 1
From: Erik Naggum <erik@naggum.no>
Date: 17 Sep 2002 14:16:32 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <3241260992972414@naggum.no>

| Who cares about reals?  What we want is an explanation in terms of counting
| oranges (or apples will do, bananas if pushed) of why $e^{i\pi} = -1$.  We
| demand complex fruit[1]!

Various forms of consumer fruits are now marketed as "seedless".  This is,
of course, misleading.  They really have imaginary seed.  If you rotate a
seedless fruit 90°, you get a fruitless seed.  This can provide hours of fun.

--
Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.