Much ado about The Yellow Cake
I have authored/coauthored a couple of papers. I am very proud of
some, I do not regret any, I like them all. So, when a paper I wrote
becomes famous I am, I guess, very happy. Recently one of my
older papers with Saharon Shelah,
The Yellow Cake, known also as [RoSh:686], made it to
the Press!!! Education
Guardian published article on it (for your convenience, I copied the
files with that article here). The article made me
somewhat, hm, upset? sad? Anyway, I wrote a letter to the Guardian with my
comments on that article. I did not really think about them possibly
publishing my letter, so it was a kind of long. I am not sure why I actually
wrote it, but I did. A pdf file with that letter is here. After some time I learned from a fellow
mathematician that The Guardian has published "my" answer. Well, what they
publish was not exactly what I wrote them, but another colleague wrote me
Your version was much better, but I think they did communicate the main
idea you wanted to express.
You may read what The Guardian published as "my" answer here (look at the bottom of that page; for your
convenience, I copied the files with that article).
Added on Mon Nov 14 11:42:21 CST 2005: Gregory Cherlin gave the
final and definite answer to the question what is The Yellow
Cake?. See here.
Well, if you look at that
page carefully you will learn more.
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