I’ve been curious about Gottfried Leibniz for years, not least because he seems to have wanted to build something like *Mathematica* and Wolfram|Alpha, and perhaps *A New Kind of Science* as well—though three centuries too early. So when I took a trip recently to Germany, I was excited to be able to visit his archive in Hanover.

Leafing through his yellowed (but still robust enough for me to touch) pages of notes, I felt a certain connection—as I tried to imagine what he was thinking when he wrote them, and tried to relate what I saw in them to what we now know after three more centuries:

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