Friday, March 08, 2013

Quote of the Day: the Value of Books

George Boole, a self-taught logician, the inventor of Boolean logic, an essential element of today's math and computing:
In later years, reminiscing about this period in his life, he explained that having a very limited budget for buying books, he found that mathematics books provided the best value because it took longer to work through them than books on other subjects.
                             - Source: The Universal Computer, by Martin Davis. 2000.
In today's world where books are very inexpensive, the most valuable books are those that are easy to read, i.e., accessible to lots and lots of people.

tags: creativity, invention, science, logic, control

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