Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Apr 2016 22:02 UTC
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One of the fundamental things in a medieval book is letters - those symbols that fill up page after page and that make up meaning. Each one of us human beings writes differently and considering that medieval books were made before the invention of print, it follows that the scripts they carry show a great variety in execution styles. This is perhaps the most amazing experience of spending a day going through a pile of medieval books in the library: the immense variation in the manner in which the text is written on the parchment pages.

From monks and scribes copying books letter by letter, we have now arrived at the point where the best book ever written is just a few clicks away.

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Best Book Ever Written
by Sauron on Sat 30th Apr 2016 02:21 UTC
Sauron
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2005-08-02

Actually I would say that Lord of the Rings is the best book ever written.
Best book is a very personal and subjective opinion, one persons love is another's hate etc. It certainly can't be pinned down to one book.

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Sat 30th Apr 2016 07:40 UTC
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

The second link is broken. It points to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," rather than Dune by Frank Herbert.

Edited 2016-04-30 07:41 UTC

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by darknexus on Mon 2nd May 2016 13:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

The second link is broken. It points to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," rather than Dune by Frank Herbert.

Ah yeah. If it's broke, break it more. The time-honored IT solution. ;)
Now, if you want to fix it, it should point to The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

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The market
by kwan_e on Sat 30th Apr 2016 08:54 UTC
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2007-02-18

The market decides what is best and it is never wrong.

The best book is Twilight.

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RE: The market
by boofar on Sat 30th Apr 2016 13:20 UTC in reply to "The market"
boofar Member since:
2008-04-23

The market decides what is best and it is never wrong.

The best book is Twilight.

s/market/marketing

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RE: The market
by dionicio on Sat 30th Apr 2016 19:51 UTC in reply to "The market"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

Sorry Kuan_e, but that is plain and stinking BS, fully open can.

You have presented very good judgments, but this isn't one.

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RE[2]: The market
by Drumhellar on Sun 1st May 2016 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE: The market"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

As long as bots continue to fail to understand sarcasm, I still have a reason for hanging around.

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An what about being sarcastic about sarcasm?
by dionicio on Mon 2nd May 2016 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The market"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

Is that also part of a standard Turing test?

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RE: The market
by ThomasFuhringer on Mon 2nd May 2016 10:31 UTC in reply to "The market"
ThomasFuhringer Member since:
2007-01-25

The market decides what is commercially most successful. What is "best" depends on the angle you look at it.
Nobody would consider the best selling record the "best" in every aspect but there is definitely something as good and mediocre music. And a lot of the latter sells very well.

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RE[2]: The market
by kwan_e on Mon 2nd May 2016 10:39 UTC in reply to "RE: The market"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

The market decides what is commercially most successful. What is "best" depends on the angle you look at it.


It's the most correct and efficient allocation of resources, don't you know? Whatever it decides as the most commercially successful is the best because it is never wrong.

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RE: The market
by daedalus on Mon 2nd May 2016 15:56 UTC in reply to "The market"
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2011-01-14

... And the best restaurant is McDonald's.

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RE[2]: The market
by kwan_e on Tue 3rd May 2016 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE: The market"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

That's right. Can't argue with the market. It is all knowing and all wise.

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RE[3]: The market
by icicle on Tue 3rd May 2016 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The market"
icicle Member since:
2013-12-07

Christians would consider the good book as the best book. It's not just about entertainment after all.

That's right. Can't argue with the market. It is all knowing and all wise.


Do you have a better idea than capitalism?

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RE[4]: The market
by darknexus on Tue 3rd May 2016 17:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The market"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Christians consider a lot of things good. Doesn't mean they are.

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What ?
by Treza on Sat 30th Apr 2016 10:00 UTC
Treza
Member since:
2006-01-11

I was expecting a link to a gorgeously enluminated manuscript.
Or Arabic calligraphy, Chinese letters or stone-engraved Hieroglyphs.

Or TeX.

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Medieval Art not supered yet...
by dionicio on Sat 30th Apr 2016 19:46 UTC
dionicio
Member since:
2006-07-12

Incommensurable Art awaiting for a little TRACING, FORGING & UPLOADING miséricorde, and here We are, infatuated with this scarcity inducted, castrating COPYRIGHT CENTURY.

Short Sight. Guilty I am, too. [Where are my lenses?].

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dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

Not a single piece of art should be presented to pupils, if copyrighted, even in the slightest of the the forms.

A young artistic mind shouldn't be 'subject'. That's an axiomatic contradiction.

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dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

If there is one thing Unrestrained Capitalism hates is that Nietzchean spirit of exuberance.

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