Friday, March 05, 2004

Digital monks

Apparently the work is mind-numbing, but ancient texts are being archived.

In the world's oldest continuously inhabited Christian monastic community, a Greek Orthodox monk from Texas is working with some of the world's highest-resolution digital technology to help preserve the monastery's 3,300 priceless and impressively intact ancient manuscripts.

Bookninja says, "This is just like The Nine Billion Names of God."

Can God be digitally defined? No, not quite. But what a great story! Arthur C. Clarke.

I read that for the first time in Grade 6. The assigned reading was Isaac Asimov's I, Robot as an introduction to Ethics or something like that, but one thing led to another. . .

And ever since, I've been fascinated with where God and science fiction intersect. (Everywhere.)
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