Here's a slashdot review
of David Foster Wallace's 'Everything and More
.' Among other things ∞-related, some entertaining discussion about whether 0.999... equals 1 (I desperately want to use a real vinculum
(a word I just learned (hey, layered parentheses--how ya like me now?)), but all I can figure out how to do is an overscore after the repetend, like this: 0.999‾). I'll be checking out some of the books mentioned in the comments. Incidentally, I must remind myself to read Godel Escher Bach
is right up there with Donald Norman
and Edward Tenner
among, hmm, intellectuals I've been into lately.
It looks like I could do the vinculum with stylesheets, or with that math-specific markup language
, but either of these options seem like cutting-butter-with-a-chainsaw approaches, and inelegant besides.