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  1. Mathematica made me sad. It didn’t exist when I was in college, when it would have been useful learning tool for some hard concepts. Later in 1991 my NexStation came with it, for free, so I experimented with its jaw-dropping awesomeness, but didn’t really need it. 8( Nowadays, you can get most of the Mathematica coolness (and matlab coolness too) with the open source software bundle “sage”, which is a fusion of many math packages under a Python front end. http://www.sagemath.org/ * sigh * Born too early. If you’re a science or engineering student, check it out.

    1. I was just thinking of Mathematica this past week when I set up netatalk on a linux box at home. Last time I used netatalk was 14-15 years ago when I was doing the Mathematica classes. Mount the linux share and copy homework to it was WAY better than carrying a floppy around.

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