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Topic: quotation
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Jim Gillogly

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Re: quotation
Posted: Aug 14, 1996 5:42 PM
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In article <4ussdp$1j0@ns2.ny.ubs.com>, Paul J. Bell <pjb@ny.ubs.com> 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

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