Blaise Pascal

French philosopher

Invented one of the first calculators: the pascaline
Very neat machine see http://www.thocp.net/hardware/pascaline.htm (at bottom) Primitive by today's standards but he attempted to sell it commercially; imagine there was a nascent computer industry in the 17th century.
QuickSilver, or in particular its sequels, imagine just that!

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