[Edu-sig] T.C. MItts
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Mon Jun 14 20:47:05 EDT 2004
I wandered into a little gem of a book, and thought I'd share a reference to
it here, as I think it to have bearing.
The Education of T.C MITS
What modern mathematics means to you
By Lillian R. Lieber
Drawings by High Gray Lieber
Copyright 1942,1944 renewed 1972
W.W. Notton & Company. Inc.
>From the preface (trying to be true to the typographical structure):
"The past is antiquated
You must be progressive."
"The past as wonderful,
The new-fangled fads are
A sign of decadence"
Oh, we know you do not like
We promise not to
use it as an instrument of torture
but to show
what bearing it may have
on the contradictory advice
as well as on such things as:
Freedom and License
Pride and Prejudice
And so on.
The authors, methodology for communication:
To do this VIVIDLY,
we use pictures whenever possible.
And top do it
we use the clearest language
man has invented:
She also apparently wrote a wonderful book on Relativity, which I have
ordered (paying dearly for a vintage copy).
She would be bruised to think that, I think, that women have less of an
interest in these subjects than men.
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