Our guest on episode seven, Dr. Kristi Meyer, has been kind enough to write a post on cryptography for our listeners. So, here it is; and if you haven’t listened to Dr. Meyer on episode seven, do yourself a favor and check it out here after reading her post.
Tales from the Crypt(ographer)
by Dr. Kristi Meyer
When I tell people that I am a mathematics professor, I generally get one of two responses: “I’m really bad at math” (said in a confident voice, as if that’s something to be proud of) or “My math classes were a waste of time because I never use what I learned.” Because my answer to the first comment is usually less nice and more snarky, let’s save that for another day and instead explore my answer to the second comment.
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