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dc.contributor.authorYeo, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T03:19:01Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T03:19:01Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0170-6233
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/bewi.202000012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394800
dc.description.abstractAlberto Cevolini has published the first English translation of an anonymous Latin manuscript of 1640 which proposed a specially designed cabinet that stored notes on loose, and transportable, slips of paper. The inventor of this “Arca studiorum” (Ark of Studies) declared that this “machine,” as he also called it at least once, came from “a sort of divine enlightenment,” resulting in “a new method—that, for as much as I know, has never been used before now—for finding at my pleasure all the things I have read, heard or thought.” In explaining this method, he contrasted it with past and current ways of taking notes, usually in the form of excerpts copied into notebooks, especially commonplace books. His procedure, he said, could “repair and compensate the damage done to life” by these other habits. Cevolini’s extensive and valuable introduction makes a different, but also a strong, claim: namely, that the physical design and conceptual rationale of this invention constitute a patent for “the first search engine of the modern age
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom295
dc.relation.ispartofpageto304
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBerichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
dc.relation.ispartofvolume43
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Philosophy of Specific Fields
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2202
dc.titleThomas Harrison's Arca studiorum : A Search Engine in an Age of Notebooks. Essay review of Alberto Cevolini (ed.), Thomas Harrison: The Ark of Studies (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2017) xiv+142 pp. EUR 60,00 (cloth). ISBN 9782503575230.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationYeo, R, Thomas Harrison's Arca studiorum : A Search Engine in an Age of Notebooks. Essay review of Alberto Cevolini (ed.), Thomas Harrison: The Ark of Studies (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2017) xiv+142 pp. EUR 60,00 (cloth). ISBN 9782503575230., Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 2020, 43 (2), pp. 295-304
dc.date.updated2020-06-23T01:25:23Z
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gro.griffith.authorYeo, Richard R.


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