So this afternoon we had two presentors from Ateneo de Manila talk about research and scholarship programs. They gave an overview of their current projects such as affective computing, business intellgence, health information systems, and...posets.
"What are posets?"
"Posets are partially-ordered sets."
"What are they good for?"
"Practical applications include gene similarity searching and plagiarism detection."
"Really, now? Plagiarism detection?"
A moment of uncomfortable silence followed, then snickers, then loud laughter.
Yeah, I know, I know: I'm bad.
(People named Manny seem to be making lots of trouble these days....)