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Re: Re: VMs: Spending lots of money...
Probably the most difficult thing to do is find clear images and examples of
MSs on the web.
A good project would be to pull together as much information into a central
pool so that students of history as well as early crypography have an easily
accessible resource. This would not only benefit study of the VMS but make
life a little easier for many kinds of researchers.
How many times have links been posted here where they have been stumbled
upon. I feel this is the greater good and would be more likely to attract
As a last point. Diaries, letters and other personal records are a good
source of background as well as records of births, marriages and deaths.
These give a sense of the times and an insight into history that the
reference works cannot. If all such data were included in a sort of
historical search engine much could be gleaned about everyday as well as
Sent: 30 January 2004 18:22
> Funding a collective research effort, even at a virtual level, is possible
if there are clear established goals that would justify in their achievement
the disbursement to be made by the sponsors. In other words, expectations
must be reasonably feasible to meet and reasonably rewarding, if met.
> In setting these goals, do we try to sell a super ambitious endeavor to
break the cypher? (I'd love to see the project summary to that one!). I
would much rather try to seek financing for a comprehensive analysis of
"contemporary" manuscripts that are digitally available, which would
hopefully land the much-sought-after clue that we've been looking for. After
all, isn't that what many of us have been doing for free (and for fun) all
> Just my two cents...
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