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Now, how did I get here…?

Oh yes, now I remember: I found this avatar of myself at headless chicken. It’s a detail from the Bréviaire de Marie de Savoie, a 15th century illuminated manuscript from Milan.

I wonder what I was thinking about?


Written by Dave Lovely

September 9, 2007 at 3:10 pm

Monkey business

Bookish Monkey has a certain fellow-feeling for the 100 unfortunate virtual monkeys of the felicitously-named Monkey Shakespeare Simulator who, after typing furiously since 2003, have produced a mere 19 letters of The Two Gentlemen of Verona:

Valentine. Cease to 1dor:eFLPoFRjWK78aXz …

Rather poignant, I think. The detail comes from a TLS review of Darren Wershler-Henry’s The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting. More at Golden Rule Jones.

Written by Dave Lovely

July 24, 2007 at 10:50 pm

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