Saturday, June 10, 2006

Just for Fun

This website has absolutely nothing to do with my coursework, and is meant purely for the enjoyment of any fellow student (or a faculty member) who may be browsing the various blogs:

It's called Odd Books I Like and contains cover scans and descriptions of some really great exotica, like Does the Earth Rotate? No! and Parables from Stamps. I'm actually thinking about submitting an entry: a book that I found in a Nashville Goodwill store, called, if I remember correctly, Communist America: Must It Be?. Classic.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Julian and Jane for the encouraging words. I really appreciate that!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Lacus Curtius

I was reading Lesk's Understanding Digital Libraries the other day and, when I came to the chapter where he discusses keystroking vs. scanning, was reminded of the Lacus Curtius site:

This classical studies page is host to many hard to find primary materials, all of which have been typed by hand (!) by the site's creator, Bill Thayer. His primary reason for doing it this way was accuracy, but he found that it enhanced his knowledge of Latin, too. Of course, it could also be that he's completely mad! In any event, if you want to look up Frontinus on the web, his site is the place to go.