A cute story about David Hilbert, replayed through Twitter. Some things never change.

A delightful story about David Hilbert, from Martin Davis’s “The Universal Computer” (this will be a long quotation):

My own favorite story [about Göttingen in the 1920s] was about the time that Hilbert was seen day after day in torn trousers, a source of embarrassment to many.

— Zach Weinersmith (@ZachWeiner) February 11, 2019</blockquote>

Unfortunately, the thread doesn’t dump into this post. Hope you can follow it.