Maddison counting
A long, passionate affair with numbers has finally come to an end
Apr 29th 2010 | From The Economist print edition
Angus Maddison
described himself as a
chiffrephile.
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Angus Maddison died on April 24th
He was 83
A chiffrephile is a lover of figures.
Angus Maddison, aged 83 when he died on the 24th of April, described himself as a
chiffrephile – a person who loves figures.
Angus Maddison, who died on the 24th of April at the age of 83, described himself
as a chiffrephile - a lover of figures.
Angus Maddison, who described himself as a chiffrephile - a lover of figures - died
on the 24th of April at the age of 83.
He pursued numbers
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The numbers were elusive
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The numbers became ever more elusive
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He estimated the GDP for a range of countries
over a span of time.
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This range of countries grew.
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The span of time got longer.
He pursued ever more elusive numbers to estimate the GDP for a growing range of
countries over a lengthening span of time.
He pursued ever more elusive numbers, estimating the GDP for a growing range of
countries over a lengthening span of time.
MGH / IA 2010
Source: The Economist website, www.economist.com last accessed 17 May 2010
Business software
Office politics
Microsoft bids to keep its grip on corporate computing against
Google's challenge
May 13th 2010 | SAN FRANCISCO | From The Economist online
Anyone attending the
launch could have been
forgiven for thinking they had
walked into a meeting about
meteorology rather than
technology.
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It was the launch of Microsoft’s Office
software suite
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It’s the latest version of this suite
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The launch was on May 12th
Anyone attending the launch could have been forgiven for thinking they had walked
into a meeting about meteorology rather than technology.
All the talk was of clouds
and how companies can
take advantage of them.
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clouds are data centres
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clouds are vast
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clouds provide cheap computing capacity
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clouds provide cheap computing capacity
MGH / IA 2010
Source: The Economist website, www.economist.com last accessed 17 May 2010
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clouds are accessible via the internet
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companies can boost productivity with clouds
All the talk was of clouds and how companies can take advantage of them.
Bedside table
The best books
The Economist's international correspondent on books about
language
May 4th 2010 | From The Economist online
Robert Lane Greene is a
correspondent.
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Robert Lane Greene works for The Economist
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Robert Lane Greene currently covers American
politics
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Robert Lane Greene currently covers American
foreign policy
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Robert Lane Greene writes online
Robert Lane Greene is a correspondent.
His book will be published.
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The subject of his book is the politics of
language around the world
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His book is called “You Are What You Speak”
MGH / IA 2010
Source: The Economist website, www.economist.com last accessed 17 May 2010
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The publishers are Bantam
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Bantam are owned by Random House
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The date of publication will be Spring 2011
His book will be published.
MGH / IA 2010
Source: The Economist website, www.economist.com last accessed 17 May 2010