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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 1, January 4, 2009, Article 24

QUOTE: A POX UPON YE WHO MANHANDLE BOOKS

Glut by Alex Wright I do read more than just coin books, you know. I came across the following quote of interest to bibliophiles in Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages by Alex Wright.

It's an interesting account of how man stored and processed reams of information long before the age of the computer, a great way of providing some historical perspective. Technology may change, but people and their needs are constant.

I do what I do using a computer and Internet connection, and if Leonard Forrer were alive today he'd probably be producing the Numismatic Circular in front of a keyboard much like mine. -Editor


Writing of the world's first library, author Wright states:

The books also included a warning that anyone who stole or vandalized a book would be subject to a curse "terrible and merciless as long as he lives."




Wayne Homren, Editor

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