mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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From an email.



Dweebs: did you read The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson? It is hilariously a trilogy of huge thousand page doorstop sized books...about the feud between Leibniz & Newton over who invented calculus.

It also involves Isaac Newton putting on disguises to bust counterfitting rings, which sounds ridiculous until you look into it & find out that...Isaac Newton really did wear disguises & infiltrate gangs of counterfitters!

Also it involves the invention of the idea of national debt & the idea to start a corporation.

Also pirates.

Glow-in-the-Dark pirates.
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