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Aldo Calpini
October 26, 2004 01:53
Re: [OT] Perl 6 Summary for 2004-10-01 through 2004-10-17
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Larry Wall wrote:
> I suppose if I were Archimedes I'd have climbed
> back out and shouted "Eureka", but as far as I know Archimedes never
> made it to Italy, so it didn't occur to me...

well, Archimedes *was* italian. for some meaning of italian, at least. 
he was born in Syracuse (the one in Sicily, not the one in the state of 
NY obviously :-). he lived and studied in Egypt, but most of his life 
was spent in Syracuse. granted, Sicily at that time was more a Greek 
region than an Italian one as it is today, but well, geographically 
speaking, it is in Italy.

and of course, Venice was founded ~700 years after Archimedes death, so 
he really had no chance of falling into your same canal.

anyway, Larry, I hope the water wasn't too cold :-)


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