Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Gerry Quinn gerryq at indigo.ie
Sat Sep 26 20:27:41 EST 1998


In article <6uimju$vim$1 at reader1.reader.news.ozemail.net>, claw at ozemail.com.au (Chris Lawson) wrote:

>Andrew Wiles is an amazing mathematician, but I think you are
>falling victim to the recency effect, whereby more recent events
>appear to be more important by their immediacy. This is the same
>reason that most "Best Ever" polls of music, novels, films, or
>whatever, are heavily slanted towards works that appeared
>recently.

>
>In short, much as I admire Wiles, I wouldn't even shortlist him
>for the Man of the Millennium.
>

At least nobody has suggested Princess Di...

- Gerry

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