While visiting the Stata center at MIT, I scrawled my usual chalkboard graffiti in the lobby – OM MANI PADME HUM. An hour later, I found that someone had actually “corrected” the diacritized sanskrit “NI”, which looks backwards when compared with the standard Tibetan alphabet.
Barely 2 hours on this campus and I’ve already been anonymously second-guessed by a cheeky smartypants.
After a brief moment of sheer amusement, I decided to engage constructively.
This is why I love visiting academia.