> "Also the astronomers surely will not have to continue to exercise the > patience which is required for computation. It is this that deters them > from computing or correcting tables, from the construction of > Ephemerides, from working on hypotheses, anf form discussions of > 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."
An AltaVista search for "unworthy of excellent men" turned up 10 web pages. 1 says Babbage, 1 pointer is stale, the other 8 say Leibnitz (although one had "(?)" after the name).
Documents 1-10 of 10 matching some of the query terms, in no particular order.
Cognitive and Neural Systems: Michael Beddows Michael Beddows. Graduate Student Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems Boston University 677 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02215. Beddows@cns.bu.edu (617)... http://cns-web.bu.edu/pub/beddows/hp.html - size 2K - 8 Jun 96
No Title The List: Version 2.0. Started by firstname.lastname@example.org. "Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't." -- William Shakespeare Confuscius say,"Man who... http://www-scf.usc.edu/~parrott/List.html - size 20K - 5 Jun 95
Benefits and Advantages of an Integrated Mathematics and Computer Science Benefits and advantages of an integrated Mathematics and Computer Science degree. December 1993. T.C. Hurley Department of Mathematics, University College. http://tedser.ucg.ie/benefits.html - size 18K - 19 Sep 95
No Title Charles Babbage. "It is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labor of calculation which could be relegated to anyone else if... http://marie.mit.edu/~bruen/babbage.html - size 16K - 17 Mar 96
No Title Some of My Favorite Quotes. TV Show: When we are boys, we want to be just like our fathers. When we are teenagers, we want to have nothing to do with our.. http://rvl1.ecn.purdue.edu/~gnelson/quote.html - size 5K - 19 Jun 96
No Title Some of My Favorite Quotes. Buddhist Proverb: Everyone is given the key to the gates of Heaven; The same key opens the gates of Hell. J. W. von Goethe:... http://cs.iastate.edu/~honavar/quotes.html - size 6K - 26 Jun 96