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Which of these ideas is best?

a) Historical fiction about the discovery of the cubic formula, with battle scenes based on actual challenge problems from the time

b) Incredibly detailed fansite for some minor forgotten book selected arbitrarily from a used bookstore

c) Noir drama set on the forums and in-game chat of a fictional MMORPG

d) Webcomic review site that only reviews parody remixes of actual webcomics

Date: 2008-06-08 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nasu-dengaku.livejournal.com
A and C jump out as awesome. With A, are you talking about old-school street math battles?

B reminds me of Best Gig Ever... one of the best Improv Everywhere pranks. http://improveverywhere.com/2004/10/24/best-gig-ever/

Date: 2008-06-08 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] factitiouslj.livejournal.com
Pretty much. At the time, mathematicians would sometimes publicly challenge each other to debates or sets of problems for honor, money, and sometimes university positions. That was one incentive for keeping discoveries to yourself rather than publishing them: you get the (probably temporary) advantage of being the only one who can easily solve problems of a certain type.

Date: 2008-09-17 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aperientur.livejournal.com
I like A) and C).

Date: 2008-06-08 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaangyl.livejournal.com
(c). But (a) would be an awesome yakitate japan-style anime.
Edited Date: 2008-06-08 07:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-06-08 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaangyl.livejournal.com

Date: 2008-06-08 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tinyfolk.livejournal.com
B and C are the favorites. I think C is the most favorite.

Date: 2008-06-08 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tinyfolk.livejournal.com
no, maybe B instead.

Date: 2008-06-08 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] projectyl.livejournal.com
B has my vote.

Date: 2008-06-08 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wonderjess.livejournal.com
B! Second choice: C.

Date: 2008-06-08 04:32 pm (UTC)
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