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Sir: In your otherwise beautiful poem 'The Vision of Sin' there is a verse which reads -- 'Every moment dies a man, Every moment one is born.' It must be manifest that if this were true, the population of the world would be at a standstill... I would suggest that in the next edition of your poem you have it read -- 'Every moment dies a man, Every moment 1  1/16 is born.'... The actual figure is so long I cannot get it onto a line, but I believe the figure 1  1/16 will be sufficiently accurate for poetry. I am, Sir, yours,etc., Charles Babbage

-- Charles Babbage (father of the computer) to Victorian poet Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1851

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