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January 11th, 2006
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Infinity and the Mind

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Date:January 11th, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)
I have no issues with the answer but I do with the notation of the answer.

The way I see it (thinking as a programmer, anyway), you basically have two lists that start ("wo", "man") and ("man") and then pitch them at an infinite loop that prepends another "wo" element to each list on every iteration. In my eye, it's not so much the end (and that poor "man") that vanishes into undefinition as the start of the list, which shifts backwards forever.

I'd express the answer as "...wowowowoman and ...wowowowoman" except abusing the mathematical ellipse to refer to the element after it, for lack of knowing a more appropriate symbol.
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