400 year-old Wiki Discovered on Earth!

February 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

400 hundred years before Facebook, Google  and Wikipedia the idea of publishing your  views or re-mixing somebody else’s work wasn’t on the cards… or was it? There were no computers – you looked through Windows and Browsing was strictly a market place activity and boy, apples were much cheaper then. But were things so different? 400 hundred years ago home-grown terrorist Guy Fawkes was planning mass murder of his countrymen, and Gallilaos new must-have gadget – the telescope, was bringing people closer and there was nothing good on tv.

Nestling in the rare books collection at the University of Leicester lies a book that could prove the brave new world of the Internet is a phoney.  There, via the charming medium of glued paper is a book that records botanical facts and figures, but enhanced by its original owner with local notes and . Ye Olde Mashup no less.

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