Waterhouse And The Hindenberg
What do we make of Waterhouse and the Hindenburg? The trip to Lakehurst and his bicycle tour of the airfield are written of almost as a dream. Lawrence doens't betray any understanding of what's going on while actually witnessing the scene; a scene with the famous tag-line "Oh, the humanity." When he speaks about it the next day with Alan and Rudy, he passes it off as a dream. And then it is never mentioned again. In part, this seems to feed into Waterhouse's "Forrest Gump" problem, but is there some greater meaning that I'm missing? Is there some mathematics insight that comes from viewing the still flaming skeleton? The next day he has, more or less, reinvented information theory. What is the connection?