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Ben Franklin on Prizes for Practical Things

Ben Franklin’s Letter to the Academy of Brussels. In it he lampoons an academy that offers a mathematics prize. Factoid about Franklin: at the time of the US constitutional convention, he was twice the age of other participants. Update:: Apparently this famous essay is not available on Project Gutenberg. Further evidence that there are not enough archivers to go around.

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