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October 1, 2011

Wait till Bezos sees this one…

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1317513585 ) Play

What’s blanked out, and who wrote this letter?

Cracked by: shrik , jowens , Bharath , Raghuvansh , Girish , Rogi , badideabear , KK , Thejas V R , Rahul Rajeev , username , Amarendra Kumar , Aditya S , Ananth and raklodramA

Answer:
Mathematics Inc – a fictional company that EW Dijkstra created to commercialize mathematics. This document describes his difficulties in trying to take a proof of the Riemann Hypothesis and get royalties from it.


16 Responses to “Wait till Bezos sees this one…”

  1. shrik
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    EW Dijkstra’s letter about Mathematics Inc., a company that he imagined having commercialized the production of mathematical theorems in the same way that software companies had commercialized the production of computer programs.

    You missed blacking out the name in the 2nd line :))


  2. jowens
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    Mathematics Inc. / Edsger W. Dijkstra


  3. Bharath
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    Mathematics Inc. and E.W. Dijkstra


  4. Raghuvansh
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    Mathematics, Inc. and Edsger Djikstra.


  5. Girish

    fictional Mathematics Inc.

    Edsger W. Dijkstra wrote this.


  6. Rogi
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    Mathematics Inc.
    EWD (“Shortest distance” and all..)


  7. badideabear
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    Blanked out is Mathematics Inc. The writer is Edsger W. Dijkstra


  8. KK
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    “Mathematics Inc.” is blanked out.
    Latter by Edsger W. Dijkstra


  9. Edsger Dijkstra


  10. Rahul Rajeev

    Mathematics Inc., Edsger W. Dijkstra


  11. username
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    Mathematics Inc

    Dijkstra


  12. Amarendra Kumar
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    Mathematics Inc is blanked out.
    Dijkstra wrote the letter.


  13. Aditya S

    Edsger Dijkstra’s letter. Blanked word is ‘Mathematics Inc.’


  14. Ananth
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    Fictional company, Mathematics Inc.
    E. W. Dijkstra


  15. Mathematics Inc.
    EW Djikstra


  16. Mathematics Inc.
    E. W. Dijkstra


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