Sunday, November 3, 2019

Daily Thoughts 12/03/2019

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Hero of Alexandria, Pneumatica 1,16: technical drawing of a hydraulic apparatus of singing artificial birds in the manuscript Venice, Biblioteca Marciana, Gr. 516, fol. 172v.

Daily Thoughts 12/03/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Ancient Greek Gadgets and Machines by Robert S. Brumbaug.  I learned that priests are often the first people to seek labor saving devices.  Hero of Alexandria created machines that generated steam, gravity, air, water, and wind power.  However these were mainly toys and devices for religious demonstration.

Web Bits

Library Journal, Horror Writers Association, and Partners Announce Second Annual Summer Scares Reading Program

Is Publishing Too Top-Heavy

Penn Yan Library, Yates Add Charging Station, Horse Shelter

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