[extropy-chat] Manifolds for your Coffee Table

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Thu Apr 15 18:55:54 UTC 2004

A few days ago,  a surprise from my sister arrived in my mail:


The bottle is great.

The promo literature that comes with the bottle is also great.

[example: Dear Valued Customer and Manifold Connoisseur:

We at Acme Klein Bottles appreciate your interest in our topological
products. Indeed, we were so stunned by a real order that our entire
office, factory, and research staff celebrated with a can of root bear.
Thanks to your kind purchase, Acme has become Oakland's Foremost Vendor
of onesided, self-intersecting, nonorientable glass & wollen manifolds.

We note that your purchase order did not specify the number of spatial
dimensions in the receiving universe. Rather than send a separate
inquiry, we have taken the liberty of shipping a 3-dimensional product.]

four pages like that...

And who is behind the Klein bottle marketing and manufacturing manifesto?

None other than our old friend from Cuckoo's Egg (Cliff Stoll)


Happy manifolding,


Amara Graps, PhD          email: amara at amara.com
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