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Re: VMs: The Painter and the Retoucher
--- Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> At 05:43 18/07/2004 -0300, Jorge Stolfi wrote:
> >After looking at a couple dozen pages in close-up,
> my impression is
> >that the Retoucher went through most of the
> manuscript, carefully but
> >rather mechanically retracing many drawing strokes
> and letters -- on
> >some pages, almost all of the text.
> Bravo, Jorge! Yet another silent player is
> discovered lurking within the
> mise-en-scene! :-)
Let's not forget that there was this old argument:
- since the text shows no corrections, one could
argue that the contents are not meaningful.
The 'no corrections' statement is now obsolete,
but what we see is not necessarily evidence for
a meaningful content.
I am not so sure that the 'retoucher' is necessarily
a different person than the original scribe,
nor that there was only one :-/
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