Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Wiki Wander is Great

You know how you look up something in wikipedia, then you click on a link that looks interesting, then click on something on that next page, and on and on, learning stuff as you go.

We used to do something like that before the internet.  And I say 'we' because I have run into other people that did the same.  Pick a random edition of World Book 1974 and just turn the pages, cover to cover.  Looking at the pictures, reading the interesting sections.

Later in life I looked at 1911 era Encycloepedia Brittanicas and 1940 editions of Colliers.  Less pictures, but you get a different perspective of the world because Events are about to get kinda interesting after those publishing dates.

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