Are In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Quentin Grady) writes: > This response CC'd by email > > 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."
Are people still brought up to call the complex plane the "Argand diagram"? I was, despite the fact that Gauss was one of the discoverers. This seems to support Quentin's conjecture.
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