All those hours I spent studying Latin in school weren't wasted after all.
If you're looking for a bit of light reading this holiday season, Cambridge University is here to help: they've digitized and made available online over 4,000 pages of the pioneering scientist and mathemetician Sir Isaac Newton's most important works. Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica title page Principia title …
Time was that a University *was* its library so it's nice to see one of the oldest in the world putting some of the important works in its library online.
@I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects WTF has Keele got to do with it? It didn't even receive its charter until well over 200 years after Newton's death. Newton is famously an alumnus of Trinity College which is, of course where his papers were lodged after his death, including his personal annotated copy of Principia. Cambridge never sold them to anybody. Whateve Keele had it wasn't Newton's personal notebooks.
@GM: Compare http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/PR-ADV-B-00039-00001/ with http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=1019
So cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk really shouldn't say "Newton's own copy of the first edition" as that implies it's the only one. And Trinity's is of course still in decent nick.
I tried clicking some of the old PS/2 mice I have lying around in a box - single click only mind you (have to follow instructions carefully in IT, eh?). Did I see any of Newtons papers? You must be joking.
I hate these exaggerated claims. ("...you <copulating> moron, even my grandmother can use Linux....)
Of course he has to worry about Apple. Didn't you realise that Apple own the IP for gravity. They must do since they use it for the orientation stuff in the iPhone and nobody else is allowed to use that even though digital cameras (among other things) were using the technology before Apple had even thought of the iPhone.
If they can claim to own the abreviation App for application then they can claim to own absolutely anything.
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