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>moveable text

>I logged onto blogger intending to write something about a particular oddity of this technology: templates. The one I am using is Minima–it’s the first template in their list of templates, which makes it one reason to choose. But another is its relatively spare look–it’s not cluttered, it has a neutral color scheme. And I […]

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>cutting and pasting

>This morning on the way to the metro, I was listening to NPR’s Morning Edition and a story about the mayor of Karachi, who was asked whether or not Dubai and its spectacular growth was a model for the development and growth of Karachi. The mayor’s response was that he preferred Karachi to be the […]

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>the atlas of early printing

> Today I discovered a very cool site that visualizes–indeed, maps–the spread of the early years of printing. I mean “maps” quite literally: this is a map with multiple layers that shows, year by year, the establishment of new printing presses. You can also show paper mills, and universities, and trade fairs. It’s a great […]

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>1527 Latin Bible

>One of my favorite things about my job is that it gives me the chance to explore books. On the best times, it means that I can go down into the stacks where the rare materials are kept and discover something I hadn’t been looking for. This book comes from one of those occasions. It’s […]