Making the rounds on Twitter again today: What Big Media Can Learn From the New York Public Library
In 1789, the entomologist Johann Jakob Roemer (1761-1819) produced one of the great achievements of Swiss entomology,Genera insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii. The 36 plates in the volume were drawn and engraved by the artist J. R. Schellenberg, himself a noted entomologist, and are noted for their lifelike detail.
Awesome old photo of the day.
The Mundaneum, an institution created in 1910 by Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine, aimed to gather together all the world’s knowledge. An Archive with more than 12 million index cards, some consider it a forerunner of the internet. Otlet dreamt that one day all the information he collected could be accessed by people from the comfort of their own homes. (Wikipedia)
Ken Jennings, how did you manage to leave this out of Brainiac?