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Gutenberg and Michelangelo and (Lack of) Rewards

Do you know Johannes Gutenberg’s story? I’m sure you know he invented the printing press, which changed the course of history and allowed the Renaissance to flourish. 676 more words

Medieval Study: Joan of Arc to the Philosopher's Stone

After our delightful study of the Canterbury Tales with Beautiful Feet Books we started studying Joan of Arc and The One Hundred Years’ War between France and England. 649 more words


Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone
(The Great Library #1)
by Rachel Caine

Jacket blurb:

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. 507 more words


Printing Yesterday and Today

How has printing changed since Gutenberg’s invention?
Today, printing is very different from the process used in Gutenberg’s workshop. By modern standards, Gutenberg’s printing process may seem slow and tedious; compositors put type together by hand, and a skilled compositor could assemble 2,000 characters or letters in an hour. 42 more words

Lasi grāmatas angļu valodā internetā

Kā jau jums droši vien ir kļuvis skaidrs, lasot manus iepriekšējos ierakstus, mani aizrauj gan rakstīšana, gan rakstīšana. Dažreiz brīvajā laikā gribas palasīt kaut ko angļu valodā, bet man piederošajā grāmatplauktā ir ļoti maz grāmatu svešvalodās. 173 more words


Flesch-Kincaid Readability Measure

In 1970s, long before artificial intelligence and natural language processing becoming hot, there have already been metrics to measure the ease of reading, or readability, a certain text. 795 more words

Natural Language Processing

Mobile Blessings

   The 7th Chapter of the Powers book, ‘Hamlet’s Blackberry: Building a good life in the digital age’, starts with a recap of the pandemonium that occurred when the iPhone3 was released a few years ago.  298 more words