“It isn’t that they cannot see the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem.”*…
* G.K. Chesterton
As we dazzle ’em with differentials, we might spare a thought for Sir Sandford Fleming; he died on this date in 1915. A Scottish engineer who emigrated to Canada, Fleming designed much of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway; was a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada; founded the Royal Canadian Institute; and designed the first Canadian postage stamp (the Threepenny Beaver, issued in 1851), But he is best remembered as the man who divided the world into time zones– the inventor of Worldwide Standard Time.