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Charles Dickens to Ada: Stop haunting meWhen she was thirty-three, Ada spent some time in Brighton with Charles Dickens. Soon afterwards (18 February 1849), he wrote her that strange things were happening at his hotel. He wondered whether Ada was "haunting" him, and if so: "I hope you won't do so."Three years later, Dickens visited Ada at her deathbed. He was one of the last non-family members, other than her physicians, to see her alive.
Forget this world and all its troubles and ifpossible its multitudinous Charlatans - every thingin short but the Enchantress of Numbers.
Lillian Moller Gilbreth: Psychologist and engineer. With her husband Frank Gilbreth, pioneered most of what we now call ergonomics ("time and motion study" in those days) and continued their work for close to half a century after his death, dealing with everything from factory floor configuration to home appliance design, physical therapy for the disabled, and management psychology.
He once masturbated in the Agora; when rebuked for doing so, he replied, "If only it was as easy to soothe my hunger by rubbing my belly."