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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 7, Number 2, June 2013

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Owen Bullock
Katikati, New Zealand


Logic 101

While he waits for the class to assemble, he looks at his reflection in his highly polished shoes. He has a unique way of speaking, very nasal, his mouth wide open on one side. He chants statements like, “For every substitution instance of a propositional function, there is a truth functional operator.”

He makes jokes no one gets and writes everything he says on the blackboard. Students copy it down, and they moan because he then produces handouts which already contain the same material. But this week he announces, “There will be no handouts at the end of today’s lecture.” Everyone writes with a little more enthusiasm than usual.

He stops a couple of minutes before the hour, gets out a sheaf of papers from his briefcase and begins distributing a handout of the day’s lecture.

the hubbub
at the bell—
his slight smile

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