Thursday, November 13, 2008

Admin and some sad news

Two technical points first. Quodlibeta now allows comments. The congregation of regent masters voted that comments should be allowed and, as a humble clerks, we can do no more than execute their collective will.

Also, if you are as behind the times technically as I am, you may not have yet discovered the delights of feeds. If not, I can only recommend setting up an account on something like Google Reader and pressing the little orange button on the right of the screen on this blog. This means that you don’t have to check back to see if Quodlibeta has been updated since your last visit as any updates will, thanks the magic of feeds, be brought to you.

Finally, some news which anyone interested in medieval science will be extremely saddened to hear. John D. North has died at the age of 72. He was the leading scholar in the field of medieval mathematics and astronomy for the last thirty years. He will be best remembered for his work on Richard of Wallingford, recently repackaged for a popular readership as God’s Clockmaker.

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