Gawd damn bugs!

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Wed Sep 10 11:41:00 2003

On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 wrote:
> Sellam: I'll bet my last dollar that you've got termites - or maybe they've
> got you! They love corrugated board and paper. I've had them bore holes right
> through books, from cover to cover. I suggest you get help!! Art Hill

Q: If such a critter were to start at page one of volume 1 of Knuth
("Numerical Algorithms"?) and eat straight through to the last page of
volume 3 ("Sorting and Searching"), how far would he go? To simplify the
arithmetic, we'll adjust the dimensions and say that each cover is 1/8
inch thick, and the paper of each volume is 1 inch thick.
Received on Wed Sep 10 2003 - 11:41:00 BST

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