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Lives of the great scientists: Professor Carrier meets the semicolon

george_francis_carrier_-_ca_1952From the SIAM obituary of applied mathematician George Carrier:

Not one to polish text, or to pursue a subject beyond the essence of what he wanted to know, he was nevertheless pleased when the late Sydney Goldstein (who, he said, introduced him to the use of the semicolon) praised his writing as concise and precise.

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