Home Bookmarks Papers Blog

Sariel Har-Peled     שריאל הר-פלד
Algorithms, CS, UIUC
Book
Teaching: Class notes,
Research: papers.
Students, quals.
Programs

Misc, funny, blog.
Pictures

Contact info, CV, personal.
[Picture]

Quote of the Day
...like a primitive person fearing that a photograph will steal his
soul, we identify our secrets, our pasts and their blotches, with our
identity, that revealing our habits or losses or deed somehow makes
one less of oneself. But it's just the opposite, more is more is more
- more bleeding, more giving. These things, details, stories,
whatever, are like the skin shed by snakes, who leave theirs for
anyone to see. What does he care where it is, who sees it, this snake,
and his skin? He leaves it where he molts. Hours, days or month later,
we come across a snake's long-shed skin and we know something of the
snake, we know that it's of this approximate girth and that
approximate length, but we know very little else. Do we know where
the snake is now? What the snake is thinking now? No. By now the
snake could be wearing fur, the snake could be selling pencils in
Hanoi. The skin is no longer his, he wore it because it grew from him,
but then it dried and slipped off and he and everyone could look at
it.
      -- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers

Last updated: Sat 30 May 2020 12:15:01 PM CDT