Every Family.. should own.. this Newest, Greatest Encyclopaedia Britannica (Mar, 1930)
I wonder how people would have reacted if, just once, the family shown in the picture was Black or Asian. “Every Family with Children” is a pretty all encompassing statement.
Every Family with Children in it should own and can own this Newest, Greatest Encyclopaedia Britannica
Every family, and above all, every family with children in it, should own the great new Encyclopaedia Britannica— the one essential book for the home — the one work bringing to young and old the limitless advantages of modern knowledge.
Test Your Wits on These Mathematical Puzzles (Mar, 1932)
The Four Color Theorem was not proven until 1976 and required the use of a computer.
I’m pretty sure the thing about arabic numerals representing the number of angles in their characters is total B.S.
Test Your Wits on These Mathematical Puzzles
by WILLIAM J. HARRIS
There’s nothing like a puzzle to test one’s mental alertness, and those presented here by Mr. Harris are certainly corkers. He also gives you some simple tricks which, though they only take a few minutes to learn, will convince your friends that you are a mathematical wizard of the first water. (P. S.— Answers are in the back of the book!)
Problems, Too, Have Problems (Oct, 1961)
This is a veryforward thinking article. It talks about a lot of things that are only getting widespread adoption now including image recognition, parallel processing and mainly general purpose problem solvers like Siri, Wolfram Alpha and Google’s new (and very impressive) Voice Search. I think that what the authors, nor really anyone else at the time, didn’t anticipate just how much more complex and miniaturized computers would become and just how much processing power and data storage would be necessary to perform these tasks.
Problems, Too, Have Problems
by John Pfeiffer
A dialogue, perhaps to become one of the most fruitful in history, has begun between the men who study the human brain and those who design computers. Point of agreement: the brains and the computers need each other desperately.
Ever since man started making tools to tinker with nature one to two million years ago, he has been getting into—and, so far, out of—more and more elaborate kinds of trouble.