The time may not be very remote when it will be understood that for complete initiation as an efficient citizen of one of the new great complex world wide states that are now developing, it is as necessary to be able to compute, to think in averages and maxima and minima, as it is now to be able to read and write.— H.G. Wells, Mankind in the Making, 1904
I’m tempted to hop in my time machine and suggest to Mr. Wells that he add variability and relationships between variables.
go for it. tell him i said hi.