Mathematicians Of The Day

5th June

On this day in 1833 Ada Lovelace first met Charles Babbage at the home of Mary Somerville.

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Quotation of the day

From John Maynard Keynes
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
Quoted in K E Drexler, Engines of Creation: the Coming Era of Nanotechnology, (New York 1987) 231.