CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is OneLetterWords.com.
If you have trouble remembering what day it is, imagine living in the year 17 and fifteen sixteenths. From An Account of a Surprizing Meteor, Seen in the Air, March the 6th, 17 15/16, at Night by William Whiston, 1716.
There's been talk of the "public face of mathematics," the "changing faces of mathematics," the "new face of mathematics," even the "other face of mathematics." Here's the "human face of mathematics," from Popular Mechanics, 1927.