I don’t remember the message this refers to, but it was an email sent to myself (Roger Whitson) and James Fleming — among others. I’m assuming it refers to an undergraduate class that I was helping Don with in 2005. Don has one of his many Person from Porlock moments:
Dear folks —
I had just finished writing a long and complicated note to all of you about what we’re doing tomorrow, and suddenly my entire email program crashed, so I’m just going to send you this note saying that I assume I wasn’t supposed to send you such a note.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow, when I hope I’ll be able to tell you basically what I was trying to say in the note that disappeared, as if by magic or demonic possession, or something.