Liebniz dreamed grandly o…

Liebniz dreamed grandly of mechanizing algebra and even reason itself. “We may give final praise to the machine,” he wrote. “It will be desirable to all who are engaged in computations … the managers of financial affairs, the administrators of others’ estates, merchants, surveyors, geographers, navigators, astronomers. … For it is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labor of calculation.”

p. 93 The Information, James Gleick, 2011 Fourth Estate, London

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