Da Vinci and hard math

Stephen Baker

Naturally, The current top books section of Technorati includes two versions of The Da Vinci code. But sandwiched between them is a 530-page math tome, The Pi-Calculus. Bruce Silver has a laugh about it. I guess it shows how a niche book, even a $75 one, can catch fire in the blogs when people start linking to it. (You may have seen a previous version of this post in which I tried to attach a photo. Clearly I haven't figured out how to do that yet with this Ecto software program.)

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