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VINE VOICEon 3 August 2013
Sometimes it is not what you know but by seeing a different prospective you can get new insights or at least reinforce what you know.

Actually I found this presentation quite fun and well organized. I also had fun with the displays or interpretations of the use of the number one and his cohort the number zero. They take the number one chronological history from the day that it moved out of this slime and on the land, through its ancient interactions with man in today's struggle for supremacy over man.

Okay I have to confess my favorite part was when the Egyptian beauty was slinking past the Egyptian workers and Terry Jones said they had an eye for beauty. Then I understood the true meaning of the number 1; or at least an origin of the wolf whistle.

It's true at any point in this presentation they could've broke off into a long dissertation but then you would not have gotten the one-hour overview and the focus. If he was to break off into a different direction or if he ever does a follow-up presentation I would love to see and do something not only on the base to system which in which was necessary for the number one, to Babylonian numerals, a base-60 system. But we cannot have anything.

I think this is a great introductory presentation style and look to other Terry Jones presentations.

Now for something a little more in depth.

Number: From Ancient Civilizations to the Computer
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