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  1. christianp says:

    Wow, they are a lot more interesting than I was expecting! Even the first page of his College notebook is fascinating – how he uses quite long-winded language because the conventions and notation for talking about this kind of thing concisely didn’t yet exist.

    He had the correct attitude to crossing out: not a neat line but a furious scribble that you were so stupid as to make an error in the first place!

    “quintuplicate” is an excellent word.

    Sam, I’m being swayed. You need to campaign to get Leibniz’s papers online or Newton might win my heart.

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