In article <email@example.com>, Paul J. Bell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >a friend and i have a different opinion regarding the author of the following quotation: ... >observations with each other. For it is unworthy of excellent men to >lose hours like slaves in the labour of calculation which could safely >be relegated to anyone else if machines were used." > >said friend thinks that the author was Leibniz and i think that it was Gauss. >opinions, please, with a reference, if possible.
I think it's Blaise Pascal, but I don't have a reference either. That makes four guesses amongst four people. -- Jim Gillogly Trewesday, 22 Wedmath S.R. 1996, 21:42