Another digital text pioneer left us in September. We owe Michael Hart thanks for conceiving early the idea of using the Internet to allow easy digital access to such a wide range of classic literature. Project Gutenberg has Michael Hart’s obituary HERE.
I have been lax in posting frequently enough. I have several additions to add to my last post. There have been more sites about the good Fr. Roberto Busa and his work. The first is at L’Osservatore Romano’s website. Another good article is at IBM’s site.
I was sorry to hear of the death of Fr. Roberto Busa this past week. Fr. Busa was one of the first who used digital computers for textual purposes. He started out by putting the works of St. Thomas Aquinas on computer punch cards. People say he had thought about a similar work with the Dead Sea Scrolls, but the St. Thomas Aquinas project took all of his time. An article about Fr. Busa can be found HERE. Fr. Busa’s work brought to the Internet HERE and HERE. Any time we use a computer Bible program or religious file, we should remember that the good Fr. Busa wise one of the first to bring such things to the digital age. Thank you, Fr. Busa.
6:4שְׁמַ֖ע יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ יְהוָ֥ה ׀ אֶחָֽד׃ 6:5וְאָ֣הַבְתָּ֔ אֵ֖ת יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ בְּכָל־לְבָבְךָ֥ וּבְכָל־נַפְשְׁךָ֖ וּבְכָל־מְאֹדֶֽךָ׃
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