DE-MORGAN RAMANUJAN - AN INCIDENT IN RECOVERING OUR ENDANGERED CULTURAL MEMORY OF MATHEMATICS

Authors
Citation
C. Muses, DE-MORGAN RAMANUJAN - AN INCIDENT IN RECOVERING OUR ENDANGERED CULTURAL MEMORY OF MATHEMATICS, The mathematical intelligencer, 20(3), 1998, pp. 47-51
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NO
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Mathematics,Mathematics
Journal title
ISSN journal
0343-6993
Volume
20
Issue
3
Year of publication
1998
Pages
47 - 51
Database
ISI
SICI code
0343-6993(1998)20:3<47:DR-AII>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
Our epoch, often called the ''information'' age, could perhaps with ev en more justice be called the age of library glut: much chaff to go th rough for little wheat. And our threshing processes, whereby primary ( more often secondary or worse) sources are turned into CD-ROMs or such , too often miss vital connections-with the result that cultural memor y is lost. These paragraphs relate one striking example. Maybe we will find a better way....