„Mr. Herschel … brought with him the calculations of the computers, and we commenced the tedious process of verification. After a time many discrepancies occurred, and at one point these discordances were so numerous that I exclaimed, "I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam," to which Herschel replied, "It is quite possible."“

—  Чарльз Бэббидж, Babbage in November 1839, recalling events in 1821; quoted in Harry Wilmot Buxton and Anthony Hyman (1988), Memoir of the Life and Labours of the Late Charles Babbage. "Computers" here refers to people calculating by hand.
Чарльз Бэббидж фото
Чарльз Бэббидж
описание и синонимы 1791 - 1871
Реклама

Похожие цитаты

Adrienne von Speyr фото
Ray Kurzweil фото
Реклама
Georg Simmel фото
Ralph Waldo Emerson фото

„What is there in 'Paradise Lost' to elevate and astonish like Herschel or Somerville?“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Quoted in Robert D. Richardson, Jr., Emerson, the Mind On Fire (Univ. of Calif Press 1995), p. 124

Jonathan Safran Foer фото

„Calculus systematically evades a great deal of numerical calculation.“

—  Richard Hamming American mathematician and information theorist 1915 - 1998

Roger Penrose фото

„Some years ago, I wrote a book called The Emperor's New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations. So we are not exactly computers.“

—  Roger Penrose English mathematical physicist, recreational mathematician and philosopher 1931
Context: Some years ago, I wrote a book called The Emperor's New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations. So we are not exactly computers. There's something else going on and the question of what this something else was would depend on some detailed physics and so I needed chapters in that book, which describes the physics as it is understood today. Well anyway, this book was written and various people commented to me and they said perhaps I could use this book for a course Physics for Poets or whatever it is if it didn't have all that contentious stuff about the mind in that. So I thought, well, that doesn't sound too hard, all I'll do is get out the scissor out and snip out all the bits, which have something to do with the mind. The trouble is that if I did that — and I actually didn't do it — the whole book fell to pieces really because the whole driving force behind the book was this quest to find out what could it be that constitutes consciousness in the physical world as we know it or as we hope to know it in future Interview in "Secrets of the Old One" in Berkeley Groks (16 March 2005) http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/%7Efrank/BerkeleyGroks_Penrose.htm.

Frank Wilczek фото
Реклама
Vincent Van Gogh фото
Friedrich Nietzsche фото

„No more fiction for us: we calculate; but that we may calculate, we had to make fiction first.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Sec. 624, as translated by Tobias Dantzig in . Fourth edition, New York: Doubleday 1954, p 141. See discussion of this entry for details.

Patrick Moore фото

„William Herschel was the first man to give a reasonably correct picture of the shape of our star-system or galaxy; he was the best telescope-maker of his time, and possibly the greatest observer who ever lived.“

—  Patrick Moore English writer, broadcaster and astronomer 1923 - 2012
As quoted on the official website http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/libraries_local_history_figures.htm#William_Herschel of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Victor Frederick Weisskopf фото
Реклама
William Grey Walter фото

„Some of these patterns of performance were calculable, though only as types of behaviour, in advance; some were quite unforeseen.“

—  William Grey Walter American-born British neuroscientist and roboticist 1910 - 1977
p. 130 : Note about the recording of the behavior of a complex system

Samuel T. Cohen фото
William G. Boykin фото
Terry Pratchett фото
Далее