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  1. May 2021
    1. Petrus Ramus

      Just making note of the fact that Petrus Ramus was the advisor of Theodor Zwinger and apparently influcnced Jean Bodin, about whom Ann M. Blair writes about in Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age.

      I suspect these influences may impinge on my work on the history of memory and its downfall due to Ramism since the late 1500s and which impacts the history of information.

    1. Today the Magnum Theatrum is digitized and on the Web, but Zwinger’s original Theatrum is not.

      How do you tell us this, but not provide a link to Laurentius Beyerlink's work(s)? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Beyerlinck

      Fascinating that the word "link" appears in his name! :)

    2. As the erudite Samuel Hartlib explained in 1641, “Zwinger made his excerpta by being using [sic] of old books and tearing whole leaves out of them, otherwise it had beene impossible to have written so much if every thing should have beene written or copied out.”

      And to think of how I complain about how hard it is to excerpt notes from sources and get them into my own personal commonplace book?!

      Makes me wonder who the inventor of the first cut and paste was?