[squeak-dev] The Old Man

Andres Valloud AVALLOUD at roadrunner.com
Mon Mar 31 18:20:06 UTC 2008


Perhaps what made it more difficult is that Mr. Babbage appears to have 
had no close partners in his work?  For example, could we say something 
of value about Leibniz and his automaton, had we casually met him in the 


Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
> Mr Babbage's personality, though the cause of the problem that left Lord
> Moulton so sad, was also the very thing that allowed such fantastic
> projects to be attempted at all. I see such "defects" in myself and
> personally know a couple more people like that. I also know a few more
> who see themselves as misunderstood geniuses but who are really plain
> crazy. Hardly anybody seems to be able to tell them apart.
> -- Jecel

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