When Marcus and I first talked about starting a newsletter for the Math and CS department we were looking for ways to foster a culture of mathematical inquiry within the department. Our goal is that this blog should be a place where interesting ideas, problems, and questions can be raised and discussed. Keep this blog in mind whenever you read an interesting article or see a neat problem. If you think it is interesting, someone else probably will too, so post it! I’ll end this post with a link to an article which I think captures the idea of the mathematical culture perfectly. The article is even more relevant for computer scientists, since the author Brian Hayes is celebrating the joys of inquisitive programming. Brian Hayes is a fantastic writer, and I really enjoyed this article. Maybe you will too.