I’m working through Euler Problem 188, which causes me to to go look up the Wikipedia page on tetration. At some point, while my brain is spinning, trying to figure out exactly how and where modulus operations can be incorporated into this to make the problem solvable, I become very glad that the “Multiplication is not repeated addition” folks never got their hands on that page.
Even if they’re smart enough to understand tetration without describing it terms of repeated lower order operations, I’m quite sure they’re not smart enough to get me to understand it that way.
If anyone reads this blog anymore, I’ll probably find that I’ve poked a very large noisy bear.
With no teeth or claws, thank god.