The order of things

2 12 2011

We were talking about Michael Hart and Project Gutenberg yesterday in class. Quite apart from being an open-access hero and textual visionary, Michael Hart will always also be a hero to me for his physical organizing systems, as evidenced in this photo from his Guardian obituary:

Photo: Brewster Kahle, via Guardian Online

I was so impressed by this picture that I ripped it out of the newspaper and kept it (take that, digital media!). There are obviously two kinds of scholars in the world: the hamsters, and the other ones. I know which side I’m on.

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