Did not compute…. again…

Stories of Your Life and OthersStories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

“Dividing a number by zero doesn’t produce an infinitely large number as an answer.“
Mathematics, depression, suicide, empathy — I was deeply confused and ended the story with „huh?“. This one went over my head. I liked Carl and felt with him, bit I did not get the point of this story. Was the math just a gimmick and the story was really about his conflict?