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Topic: This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 112)
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Quentin Grady

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Re: most famous codiscoverer gets credit (Matthew Effect) [was: This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 112)]
Posted: Nov 27, 1997 12:49 PM
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G'day G'day Bill et al,

Ha Ha Ha. Already the rest of you aren't at famous a Bill. <grin>

There are occasions when the anti-Matthews effect occurs.
Venn was immortalised in Venn diagrams yet wasn't Euler using them in
his writings way way before. One more attribution to Euler wouldn't
have made much difference. To Venn it made all the difference.

So here is the Quentin conjecture.

"Attribution favours the famous till the famous becomes ubiquitous."

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Quentin Grady ^ ^ /
New Zealand, >#,#< [
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"... and the blind dog was leading."







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