Wednesday, June 08, 2005

What's on Your Board?

One of the most exciting things about rearranging my office was that now I have enough unobstructed wall space for a board!

But I'm not using it as much as I thought I would. The nice thing about having a board is that it's a good place to write things that are not worth writing down on paper. Things that are only shadows of ideas (and possibly untrue) that would benefit from being within my view so I can sort of mull them over -- but easily eraseable once they are no longer useful. The problem is that they aren't especially high quality ideas at the moment (otherwise I would write them down on paper so as not to lose them!), but they are prominently displayed. Anyone who walks in here will see them! I am resigned to the fact that one day Professor Felix Unger will walk into my office, glance at my board, and say, "That's all wrong. It's all obviously untrue by a well-known theorem of Grothendieck."