1602 bliss hill
Savory heaven, 00000
I first heard of you in April of 1999. I was doing some research on time travel and asked a colleague if he happened to have some broad-ranged books on physics. He handed me a book entitled "The Feynman Lectures on Physics." I was unfamiliar with the book or you but read through it to see if there was any information I could use. There was a little, though it was more abstract than what is usually needed in electronics. After I gleaned what information I could, I returned the book and talked to my friend online, he started talking about you, how you came to lecture for them at M.I.T., and that you are a fascinating person. He said that he even got to meet you after the lecture. Of course none of this meant anything to me, and I figured it had merely been the admiration of a physics student to some great professor. But now I understand what my friend must have known and couldn't convey to me.
I sort of forgot that whole episode and it seems that in 2002 I happened to be watching PBS and the show was something about an adventure to a place called Tuva. It seemed interesting so I continued to watch it. Your name was mentioned and I perked up, having remembered the name on the physics book. As I continued to watch, I began to realize that you were the person who was being interviewed as you told the story about Tannu Tuva. I was a little awed and amazed that THIS you were same guy that had given the physics lectures that I had used in my research. I went to my friend the next day (the one who had loaned me the book years before) and told him what I had seen. He was amused and actually he also knew of Tuva for some reason. So now I understood and he understood that I understood.
But that was the end of it for the time-being, and I didn't think any more about it. Then late in 1994, probably December as best I can recall, I was searching for something somewhere, either in an online service or an...
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