The Corner

Holy Entscheidungsproblem, Batman!

A comic book to look forward to:

Logicomix, a graphic novel [i.e. comic book–JD] by [Apostolos] Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitrou with art by Alecos Papadatos and Annie di Donna, will tell the story of the twentieth-century foundational crisis in mathematics and the birth of modern computing.  ‘The account stays very close to the true facts, with poetic license applied with discretion, and only in the service of narrative economy and the compression necessary to fit such an awesome, huge tale into a few hundred pages of sequential art.’ … Logicomix, ‘a work in progress on which progress is being made,’ will be published in 2007.”

——From the Spring 2006 issue of Mathematical Intelligencer.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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