xkcd: Complex Conjugate

Randal Munroe outdid himself on Wednesday’s edition of xkcd. I like his webcomic, but I rarely laugh out loud like I did when I read this particular comic. Alas, it was also a bittersweet laugh for me, because that kind of math, in part, led to my choosing a new career path. At least I know just enough to be dangerous and occasionally get jokes. Go here for three panels of math, punning, and slang: xkcd: Complex Conjugate.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.