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Re: VMs: Fw: VM Bulletin
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 12:12:51 -1000
From: Jim Gillogly <jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: VMs: Fw: VM Bulletin
Rafal T. Prinke wrote:
> I absolutely agree with Jan that Sinapius requires much
> more attention and research than he has received so far.
> So the recent findings and comments by Manfred are most
> welcome additions to our understanding of the earliest
> possible known owner of the VMS (I do not consider Rudolf II
> to be a proven owner - the whole episode about 600 ducats
> sounds to much like "marketing slogan" in Marci's letter
> - and Jan rightly asks why would Marci part with it for free?).
I'm also very pleased to be learning new things about the early
possible owners -- thank you!
The last question ("why would Marci part with it for free?")
is understandable in the context of Marci's death a year or
two after he sent the VMs to Kircher. I have a 1602 edition
of Porta. If I had notice to quit, I would give it away to a
good home or even pay to get it to a good home, rather than
take a few thousand gold ducats from a Microsoft VP so that
his four-year-old son could pull off the discs and color the
Perhaps Marci had an interest in the advancement of knowledge.
Yes, all the world is not run by GREED ( at least not yet?),
Parting of knowledge is the " _teachers_ way".
No price can be held on this value.
Be suspect of "MORE KNOWLEDGE for just a FEW DUCATES ~MORE~! "
best to you & yours
steve (ps we LEARN as we go ~$$~) ekwall
FREE Knowledge is GOOD: XXX x YYY=Zz+? Ducats BAD.?
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