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...
Arrested and charged with "calculating."


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07132010, 11:06 AM
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07132010, 11:52 AM
Well, I imagine if you showed up in the 1940s with a 48gx people would think you were an alien or something. ▼
07132010, 12:03 PM
I'll have to remember that the next time I go time traveling. ;)
07132010, 06:00 PM
Quote: What about an HP10C in the late 17th century? http://membres.multimania.fr/albillo/calc/pdf/DatafileVA004.pdf
07132010, 03:48 PM
Sad story, all in all. 
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