Went to lunch with a good (but non-technical) friend of mine the other
day. On the way home, we were talking about what a nice day it was
for lying around and reading. She mentioned that she'd gotten
a Joyce Carol Oates book I was looking for and was going to read it.
I said, "I wish I had time to read something fun, but I've got
to read some more ray tracing today for my special problems class."
She said, "Ray Tracing? Who's that. I don't think I've heard of him."
She thought it was funny only after I stopped laughing and took a few minutes
to explain it to her.
Tomorrow, I think I'm going to add a second name to my door (we have slots
for two as most RA's share offices): "Ray Tracing".
J. Eric Townsend -- University of Houston Dept. of Mathematics (713) 749-2120