Re: [Girl Genius] Re: books - thanks for understanding!
- --- arondell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So the orginal studio no longer has copies ofThere are times when the orginal studio does not have
> the original?
copies of the original. Many, many old films are
vanished because the film was nitrocellulose (IIRC)
and has disintegrated. And we know that Aschuylus
wrote a whole lot more than the _Orestia_, but that
and a few others are all we have of his work.
Not particularly apropos to the conversation, I'll
admit, but true.
-Marci, who ponders if she ought to give up chemistry
and go for library science
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- --- In girlgenius@y..., Marci DeLeon <agent_a_99@y...> wrote about a
pleasant change of topic:
> Thinking about it...science would be very interestingThere is some sharing, otherwise there wouldn't be universities. But
> in the GG-verse. Science IRL is very heavily
> dependent on discussion and knowing what your
> collegaues have done and how they did it. Who was it
> that said, "I am tall because I stand on the shoulders
> of giants?" It's very true in IRL science.
> But how much collaboration can there really be in the
> GGverse? There's certainly no impetus to share, ad
> many very good reasons not to. It makes you wonder if
> Wulfenbach didn't set out to conquer the world just so
> he could look over everyone else's shoulders.
not a lot. And that's bound to lead to trouble. (See the preamble to
Michael Crichton's book "Jurasssic Park" for this topic as it applies
to genetic engineering.)
Which means that one of the reason the mads haven't beaten Wulvenbach
might be that, to do what their colleagues have done, they've had to
duplicate research. And they aren't socially competent enough (or
smart enough) to plant spies in each other's labs, even to save
Y'know, the Sparks have been shown as egotistic, self-centered and
arrogant. Some people in this forum have taken these, tongue-in-
cheek, as virtues. Here's an example of why they aren't.