Monday, September 05, 2005

caffeine

via an old gladwell article on caffeine:

Paul Hoffman, in "The Man Who Loved Only Numbers," writes of the legendary twentieth-century mathematician Paul Erdös that "he put in nineteen-hour days, keeping himself fortified with 10 to 20 milligrams of Benzedrine or Ritalin, strong espresso and caffeine tablets. 'A mathematician,' Erdös was fond of saying, 'is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.'"

2 Comments:

At 12:07 AM, Blogger Dr. Frederick Douglass Crunk, MD said...

And my father was fond of saying that our neighbor, David, a full time employee for Bell South, was actually a chemist, in that he turned beer into piss.

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger In the Crease said...

It's funny, what this guy says about caffeine I say about anal beads and rectal bleeding.

 

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