|CHAPTER 11 It's great to see all you anumbers jocks,
2 Because it isn't often that bI get to enjoy the heavy-duty quantitative stuff with a bunch of engineers, scientists, computer jocks, and accounting types,
3 And I'm having a real hard time here suppressing my ecstasy.
4 In fact, if I had a really awful corny joke to start with,
5 I would tell it to you now,
6 Except that I left it in my other plastic penholder,
7 In my other shirt pocket,
8 Which is really kind of too bad,
9 I guess.
11 We'll be going over some important material today,
12 Material about the cWay of Harry,
13 Which you might prefer to think of as a series of dsimple formulas for living,
14 Without having to engage in any eratiocination,
15 At all.
16 Sound intriguing?
18 Then let's synchronize our digital watches and get started.
||CHAPTER 21 Let h stand for the summation of all discrete events in the entire course of human history,
2 And let p stand for progress,
3 Where p is a function of h,
4 Such that p = f(h).
6 Can anybody calculate for me the value of p?
7 Of course, the brighter ones will already have figured it out,
8 Because it's really quite simple:
9 fp = 0.
CHAPTER 31 Notice that we can also approach this problem from quite another direction, as follows:
2 Let h stand for our net quantifiable hopes for the future,
4 Given that y stands for the net increase in quantifiable hope produced in one year of recorded human history.
5 If you'll all calculate this out pretty quickly,
6 I think you'll find that we get a quite suggestive answer, namely: