## In praise of Vanderbilt and maths & internet safety

Hi Rebecca,

So am I and while it must be a coincidence there also is a really good mathematician at Vanderbilt's (a Dutch name incidentally): Eric Schechter whose homepage is here:

http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~schectex/

The reasons to mention this off topic subject here is that (i) there are more people with mathematical interests on the forums (hiya ;) (ii) Schechter wrote a really good "Handbook of Analysis and Its Foundations" (iii) he is at Vanderbilt (iv) on his homepage there is a really good selection of free software that (more or less) relates to maths I found quite helpful

http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~sche...eeware_sources

and (v) he has also some nice quotes and saying about truth such asMathematics is truth in its purest form.

Finally, apart from my thinking him a very interesting pure mathematician who wrote some excellent mathematics, here is a main reason to write this post, that is related to what I said in this post (and thread):

On some of the dangers of internet

http://www.forums.aboutmecfs.org/sho...3115#post73115

for which the following large set of very useful links related to using the internet sensibly and safely, found and sorted by Schechter may be helpful:

Internet security

http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~sche...t.htm#security

Most of this collection is free, a considerable part is open source, some of it may be no longer available, but a lot is. I found it very useful.

Best wishes,

Maarten.