Blaise Pascal

French philosopher

Invented one of the first calculators: the pascaline

Very neat machine see (at bottom) Primitive by today's standards but he attempted to sell it commercially; imagine there was a nascent computer industry in the 17th century.

QuickSilver, or in particular its sequels, imagine just that!

Incidentally TheBaroqueCycle? has its own wiki:

See also:

CategoryPhilosophy CategoryPascal

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