Wednesday, June 15, 2005

A Well-Known Fact

In a Google search I just ran across the following:
"As is well-known, the definition of a homotopy between two continuous maps as we know it, for there were predecessors, was introduced by Brouwer in 1912 in his ground breaking work on the degree of a map."

Do any of you out there want to admit you didn't know this? Folks, if you're going to do any intellectual work, don't write like that.


  1. Anonymous9:26 PM

    Why would anyone google for the word "homotopy?" Maybe if a fella wanted explain something about his attraction to another fella...

  2. Watch it there, mate! I was googling for "projectability," in fact.

  3. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Are we having problems with Homotopy Types?

  4. Anonymous4:08 PM

    As intellectuals always say, "my bad." I thought you were googling for 'homotropy,' which would be another *thang* altogether.

    Now I shall find out if googling for "homotropic" yields links to Key West related sites.

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