Seth’s Blog: Are you doing math or arithmetic?

I have enormous respect for mathematicians. They’re doing work on the edge, a cross between art and science and music.

Arithmeticians, not so much. They are merely whacking at a calculator, doing repetitive work better done by a computer or someone cheaper.

via Seth’s Blog: Are you doing math or arithmetic?.

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