Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Quote of the Day, 8/8/06

From Archimedes:
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
All day today I've been running into stories and posts about the Archimedes Palimpsest, a document over 2000 years old which is being deciphered at Stanford. I don't know why this story intrigues me so, but I even watched a good bit of the hour-long webcast where they demonstrate the (admittedly pretty cool) technology they are using to uncover text that was previously "lost."

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