Computers and past genius
Posted by Valerie Mc. on January 09, 1998 at 20:56:15:
In response to I don't know..., written by Stolzi on January 09, 1998 at 11:51:30
] I've often mused on the greats of the past and which ones would like the computer. The two who would most joyfully welcome it, in my mind, were Ben Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci....
But Franklin and da Vinci were two of those who helped invent the ideas of science and technological discovery. They had a very different mindset from most people - in their time and ours. Most of us unthinkingly accept the background assumptions of our society, and would endure a profound shock if thrust into a different one.
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