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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Einstein Was Really Smart

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For some reason, I get a copy of TechComm: The National Journal of Technology Commercialization.  I was thumbing through it where I read all my physical magazines these days (the bathroom) and came upon an excellent article titled Q: How Smart Was Einstein? A. Really Smart.  As everyone spends the next few days praising Lance Armstrong’s Tour de Force, let’s not forget Einstein’s amazing year – 1905 (er – 100 years ago in case your math is rusty.)

  • March 1905: Creates the quantum theory of light
  • April 1905: Invents new method of counting and determining the size of the atoms or molecules in a given space
  • May 1905: Explains the phenomenon of Brownian motion
  • June 1905: Completes theory of special relativity
  • H2 1905: Extension of special relativity –> E=mc2

All this when he was 26 and working full time as a patent examiner.  I wonder what he could have accomplished if he had access to Microsoft Virtual Earth.

  • http://hillaryjohnson.typepad.com/kerabu/2005/07/its_the_centena.html Kerabu

    http://hillaryjohnson.typepad.com/kerabu/2005/07/its_the_centena.html

    It’s the centenary of Einstein’s big year, as Brad Feld reminds us in this post, titled Einstein Was Really Smart:For some reason, I get a copy of TechComm: The National Journal of Technology Commercialization. I was thumbing through it where

  • http://hillaryjohnson.typepad.com/kerabu/2005/07/its_the_centena.html Kerabu

    What is work?

    It’s the centenary of Einstein’s big year, as Brad Feld reminds us in this post, titled Einstein Was Really Smart:For some reason, I get a copy of TechComm: The National Journal of Technology Commercialization. I was thumbing through it where

  • Tiffani

    Now, that’s motivation to keep your day job. :D

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