I never read Martin Gardner’s column in Scientific American. This doesn’t mean that I was not influenced by Martin Gardner. The work that he did to popularize mathematics has left indelible marks on my life, as I would not have had the teachers I had, or the interview subjects on SCC, without it. Therefore I was very sad to hear that he past away yesterday, and I will leave you hear with this video of Martin:
The Nature of Things / Martin Gardner from Wagner Brenner on Vimeo.