A Grandmother’s Secret Life

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“I wished I’d used my calculus.” This book began with a conversation over dinner. One night, my grandmother confessed to me that she had had a secret life, one that involved college, a mathematical education and a training for computation. This story opened to me a world of people who had processed information and had done computation by hand. It became the starting point for this book.

An audio version of the introduction is below.

 

 

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