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Arrested and charged with "calculating." - Bill Zimmerly - 07-13-2010

One website I visit daily is "Mathematician of the Day" and I found the story of John Dee particularly interesting. How refreshing it is to live in the times that we all live in...


Re: Arrested and charged with "calculating." - Lincoln R. - 07-13-2010

Well, I imagine if you showed up in the 1940s with a 48gx people would think you were an alien or something.


Re: Arrested and charged with "calculating." - Bill Zimmerly - 07-13-2010

I'll have to remember that the next time I go time traveling. ;)


Re: Arrested and charged with "calculating." - Howard Owen - 07-13-2010

Sad story, all in all.


Re: Arrested and charged with "calculating." - Gerson W. Barbosa - 07-13-2010

Quote:
Well, I imagine if you showed up in the 1940s with a 48gx people would think you were an alien or something.

What about an HP-10C in the late 17th century?

http://membres.multimania.fr/albillo/calc/pdf/DatafileVA004.pdf


Re: Arrested and charged with "calculating." - Lincoln R. - 07-14-2010

eh, I'm pretty sure that'd just be sorcery/magic. You wouldn't get dissected, just burned at the stake or dunked :-P

Great story, BTW. I'd imagine Newton would have been quite amazed by an HP 10c (Although I suspect he too would have suspected magic)


Re: Arrested and charged with "calculating." - Han - 07-14-2010

Indeed, a sad story... and at that, I'm heading back to my sorcery... I mean math.