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Re: Re: Re: Happy Birthday Mathematica!

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  • Subject: [mg90088] Re: [mg90051] Re: [mg89996] Re: Happy Birthday Mathematica!
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at mac.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 05:53:46 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g3nh81$dl$1@smc.vnet.net> <g3t70t$inb$1@smc.vnet.net>

The picture is in one of the Wolfram Blogs

http://blog.wolfram.com/2008/06/17/the-mathematica-memory-museum/

If they did make an electronic version, it would have to be fully  
searchable, and have the search engine fixed so you could find  
something without either having the exact name or what Wolfram thought  
was the right tags. I am constantly finding gems that completely  
eluded my searches.

george



On Jun 27, 2008, at 6:17 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> Have you noticed the subtle (?) propaganda against a printed Version 6
> of "The Mathematica Book" that appears in "Mathematica: The  
> Scrapbook" at
>
>   wolfram.com/company/scrapbook/page09.html ?
>
> Click the next to last image there to see it enlarged on the right,  
> with
> legend, "Stephen Wolfram's Mathematica Book grows and grows...(almost
> beyond printability...)"
>
> (Actually, somewhere on the WRI site I also saw a stack of copies of  
> the
> Version 5 book showing how tall the pile would have to be for a  
> printed
> copy of a Version 6 book; but I cannot find that again now.)
>
> So what about a compromise (he said, only half in jest)?  "The
> Mathematica Book, Version 6" but an e-book for the Kindle?  It would
> still be electronic (thereby satisfying the anti-print folks among
> Wolframites) yet readable in bed, in a non-wired cafe, in the bathtub,
> ... (thereby satisfying those of us who still like to read away from a
> computer).
>
>
> AES wrote:
>> In article <g3t70t$inb$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Nazdrovje <nazdrovje at gmail.com 
>> >
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I think I started in 1993. Must have been either 1.2 or 2.0 on the
>>> Mac. Probably 1.2. I'm such a nerd that I can't imagine working
>>> without it (or choosing a job which wouldn't require it). Had the
>>> manuals on my bedside table for a decade.
>>
>> <sarcasm mode on>
>>
>> "Had the manuals on my bedside table for a decade."
>>
>> Manuals?!?  Manuals on a bedside table?!?
>>
>> Why in the world would anyone do that?
>>
>> Next thing you know people will be wanting  to read
>> manuals on a plane flight.   Or on a porch, or in a cafe,
>> or in a clinic waiting room.
>>
>> How times have changed.
>>
>> <sarcasm mode off>
>
> -- 
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