When I was a kid, one of my favorite ways to kill time was to pull out a volume of our World Book Encyclopedia and browse through it. Picked up a lot of information that way. Also furthered my focus on learning all I could about everything. A specialist I'm not, which made architecture a good choice, but also, there's some weakness in being a generalist in a culture that places perhaps inordinate value on specialization.
Mine too! I must have read that whole thing several times. It was endlessly fascinating to a boy.
Ah,I knew I liked you, Grim. Kindred spirits and all.Now the kids have available to them a vastly more broad source of information, but don't seem to get as much of worth out of it.
I worked on the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica at Project Gutenberg for a long while shortly after I joined, and only regretted that the project was so far along when I got there.
Tex, I fully understand!Must have been a kick to see where our knowledge changed dramatically, and where it hadn't.
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