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The Royal Society opening its Treasure Chest

Dear Reader,

The beauty of the internet got a bit richer. Glynsky is publishing here on diablog under the label treasure chest the little treasures found in the estate of the late Sash Fisher. Of course, there are much bigger and maybe more important archives, waiting to be put online.

Last week the Royal Society, the oldest publisher of scientific news, opened its own treasure chest.
As announced in this press statement, the Royal Society put online all its old publications, everything older then 70 years.
The Royal Society cooperates with JSTOR.org. The not for profit organization, which came under a lot of criticism online after this stunt.

There is a search engine here, to help you find your personal treasures, whether it is something written by Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin or Isaac Newton.

I already know, what I will be searching for, besides early (1665-1666) experiments on to how to cool drinks “without the Help of Snow, Ice, Haile, Wind or Niter, and That at Any Time of the Year.”
As the drinks guy on diablog, I must read this.

What is your hobby or area of interest? What do you fancy?

Happy treasure hunting,
Engine Room

5 thoughts on “The Royal Society opening its Treasure Chest

  1. You do understand ER your world is still hard to believe but I still continue,with no clue but a feeling and the drive to learn. I’m I ever going to get an explainantion?, or am I wondering in a game of dare but not truth..

    Casper

  2. Well, Casper,

    The answer to all questions is 42, of course.

    There is no scheme behind diablog. We are having fun and who knows whereto this will lead you, me, us?

    Smiles, Glynsky and Pete already met. And, if I am not mistaken, we all will get together for some antique car event next year?!

    Submitting is always good!

    ER

  3. Engine Room,

    Friday, November 0(4, 2)011, is that where 42 came from?.

    Words escape me again as always, you’, you are too much, My thoughts trip up at thinking of you.

    Casper

  4. Dear Casper,

    42, the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, from Douglas Adams’ series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

    As long as you keep thinking of us, all is well.

    ER

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