Leonardo Fibonacci and Steve Jobs - Professor Keith Devlin

April 23rd, 2012

Keith Devlin (Stanford University)

The first personal computing revolution took place not in Silicon Valley in the 1980s but in Pisa in the 13th Century. The medieval counterpart to Steve Jobs was a young Italian called Leonardo, better known today by the nickname Fibonacci. Thanks to a recently discovered manuscript in a library in Florence, the story of how this little known genius came to launch the modern commercial world can now be told.

Based on Devlin’s latest book The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’s Arithmetical Revolution (Walker & Co, July 2011) and his co-published companion e-book Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years.

  • Devlin Colloquium Talk

    Steve and Leonardo

  • Devlin's Colloquium Talk
    Some scenes following the death of Steve Jobs
  • Devlin Colloquium Talk
    Some members of the audience
  • Devlin Colloquium Talk
     A "Man of Numbers" discusses "A Man of Numbers"