Merlin is famous for not loving email anymore. I’m told getting a reply from him is extraordinarily rare.
Oh, and he apparently loves me. Me and Dan Benjamin.
In case you’re curious, I wrote in to answer a question he asked of “the nerds,” which was where he had recently seen an article about intentionally putting a problem on the back-burner, mentally, so that by the time you came back to it you had a solution.