Steve Yegge has a new project. He’s in training to become a math superhero. Or at least a sidekick. He said that math/stat folks superheros and he wants to join them.
In his presentation at OSCON Data 2011 on Monday, Yegge said that all the hard problems require math and statistics. So he’s quitting his job at Google to study math in hopes that he can solve big problems three to five years from now.
His enthusiasm for math is naive and inspiring. I gather from some of the articles he’s written that he’s an original thinker and a hard worker. It’ll be interesting to see what he does.
Update: As pointed out in the comments, Steve Yegge clarified on his blog that he is not quitting Google, only his project at Google.