The World on Paper

"[Individuals who break through by inventing a new paradigm are] almost always...either very young or very new to the field whose paradigm they change...These are the [men and women] who, being little committed to prior practice to the traditional rules of normal science, are particularly likely to see that those rules no longer define a playable game and to conceive another set that can replace them." - Thomas S Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolution (1962)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Leonardo Da Vinci's Journal

Perhaps the most expensive 'journal of ideas', Da Vinci's Codex Leicester is on display at the Chester Beatty Library. The 500-year old "ideas jotter" showing some of the great scientific and philosophy ideas which are still in use today, was bought by Microsoft founder Bill Gates for $31m (€23m) in 1994.

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Blogger Katilia said...

That is amazing, i love Leonardo da vinci, its a little depressing that someone can buy such a journal. if i was dead and someone bought my journal i would be mad.

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