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You might have seen this thesis when it made the the rounds on Reddit.

I often hear computer people[1] complain (paraphrased) about how mathematicians sound like pretentious assholes who like to write really hard-to-read stuff just to make themselves sound smart. Well, here’s someone who wrote a thesis in a very informal, chatty style. Is this any better?

[1] I really don’t know what else to call “you” “guys”; you’re sociologically quite different from mathematicians. You’re handling very different problems, you have different shibboleths, your conferences, social mores, and attitudes are different from mathematicians’.