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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RE: The market
by ThomasFuhringer on Mon 2nd May 2016 10:31 UTC in reply to "The market"
ThomasFuhringer
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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 in reply to "RE: The market"
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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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