“The equality 0.999… = 1 has long been accepted by mathematicians and is part of general mathematical education. Nonetheless, some students find it sufficiently counterintuitive that they question or reject it, commonly enough that the difficulty of convincing them of the validity of this identity has been the subject of several studies in mathematics education.”

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…once time had turned 1984 from dystopy to past, the year 2000 claimed back its role as embodiment of the future. All our hopes and fears and crazy ideas about future technology received the timestamp 2000.

Looking back, it never fails to amaze me how distant this past future appears.

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