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My Jealousy Knows No Bounds (Quantum or Otherwise)

I’ll say it straight out:  I am really jealous of Scott Aaronson, author of the Shtetl-Optimized blog. First, he has an audience that provides hundreds of comments to his blog entries and visibility sufficient to be picked up by MIT Technology Review,  albeit with mixed results.   Second, he writes at length in an interesting and provocative way.  For me, it took four times before I could even spell provocative.  Third, he has broad interests and insights that belie his age (he received his doctorate in 2004 and I suspect did so before the normal time).  Fourth, … well, I’ll stop there, since it is only depressing me further.

Except now he has gone and topped everything!  He is being plagiarized by Australian fashion models!  I don’t think I have every written anything that would sound anything but goofy coming from the lips of a fashion model, but there he is providing dialog that actually sounds kinda … smart.   With his luck, he’ll sue for millions, win and get the chance to date the models.

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  1. Anonymous | October 4, 2007 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Is it possible to have the comments button at the end of the post. I like to read them (and post) after I have read the post and same might be true for a large fraction of users.

  2. Michael Trick | October 4, 2007 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    How’s this setup? Eventually, I am going to move the blog to a new machine where I will have a bit more power when it comes to the format.

  3. Malcolm Lambe | October 4, 2007 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Mate, thanks so much for pointing me to that story. I’m an Australian copywriter based in Paris and that is right up my alley. I’ve written a short piece on it here – Australian TV Ad rips off eggheads lecture and given you a guernsey. /:-)

  4. Anonymous | October 11, 2007 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Be careful what you wish for. Being provocative sometimes provokes angry response, see for example

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