Saturday, April 02, 2011

Rarely in Isolation

To most people, the sole inventor of calculus was Issac Newton, something not true (Newton disputed this fact bitterly) as great ideas rarely come from just one person i.e., Charles Darwin & Alfred Wallace/Evolution, Alan Turing & John VonNeumann/computing, but rather, in this case, two; Issac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz but Gottfied, the distinguished personage seen above, created something else of some merit,  the binary numeral system, the basis for all things digital, a notion, I'll bet, even the great and irascible Newton wished he had done while writing his great Principia Mathmatica.

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