The Explorer of the Past

I just started reading the the book “In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace” by David G. Post. He starts out the prologue with a quote from Lytton Strachey, which is pretty rad. I’d thought i’d share…

If the explorer of the past is wise, he will… attack his subject in unexpected places;  he will fall upon the flank and the rear;  he will shoot a sudden revealing searchlight into obscure recesses, hitherto undivined.  He will row out over the great ocean of material, and lower down into it, here and there, a little bucket, which will bring up to the light of day some characteristic specimen, from those far depths, to be examined with careful curiosity.


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