I’ll blog more about SHARP 2004 when I’m back in KC. Right now there are too many fun things to do over here. Suffice it to say that the conference was great. I’m back in London, now, where the weather is mercifully cooler.
Man with strong southern (American) accent: Issac Newton. Now what was he famous for?
Young Woman, looking at the compass Newton is using: Drawing a circle?
Other Young Woman: The laws of gravity.
Me: He invented calculus.*
Man: Yeah, or an apple fell on his head or somethin’.
Me: [blank stare]
*This is not entirely correct, it turns out. According to the Wikipedia entry “Newton … shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for the development of differential calculus.”