Joel Uckelman on 29 Jul 2003 17:27:43 -0000

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Re: [hosers-talk] nmh question

Thus spake Tom Plagge:
> So my roommate tells me there's a new David Foster Wallace book coming
> out about George Cantor.  What's more, it's very mathematical logic-
> intensive, perhaps even more so than the wildly inaccurate Infinite
> Jest description of the Mean Value Theorem.  He's getting an advance
> reviewer's copy, the bastard.
> -t

I've never understood why he wrote such a bad description of the Mean Value 
Theorem. DFW has a degree in math, right? So he should know the actual MVT.


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