Geek Fact for January 12th

In 1853, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, an Italian mathematician, was born.

He was instrumental in the development of absolute differential calculus, formerly called the Ricci calculus, but now known as tensor analysis.

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In 2001, William Hewlett died at age 87.

William Hewlett and David Packard founded Hewlett-Packard. The company’s first product was an audio oscillator invented by William Hewlett named the HP model 200A.
In Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs, William Hewlett is credited with giving 12-year-old Steve Jobs parts to build a frequency counter. We all know what happened after that.

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