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Archive: 7 September 2004

On The Outside

Every now and again, I stumble across a weblog post that makes me feel the way I expect random visitors feel about my CSS posts.  I hit one recently titled “No Information Lost Here!” which says, in part:

Anyone who hasn’t been asleep for the past 6 years knows that quantum gravity in asymptotically anti-de Sitter space has unitary time evolution. Blackholes may form and evaporate in interior, but the overall evolution is unitary and is holographically dual to the evolution in a gauge theory on the boundary.

Um, yeah.  I mean, who didn’t know that?  Sheesh!

It’s always fun to come across someone who clearly is expert in a field I know nothing about (although, in a parallel universe where I stuck with my original college plans, I’d understand it) and who is clearly writing for other people in the same field.  It reminds me that much of what I write here is effectively gibberish to 99.9995% of the planet, even though that probably isn’t the case for most of my visitors.  It’s good to hit a weblog where I am, for lack of a better term, an outsider.  It helps preserve perspective.

Even more fun in this case, however, was to note the end of the URL for the post titled “No Information Lost Here!”: 000404.html.

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