Monday, February 12, 2007

Software Notebook: Internet reunites Leonardo's notebooks

Cool... 

The manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci are renowned for their early insights into subjects as important as hydrology, geography and astronomy.

Of course, we'll never know what Leonardo would have thought of 21st-century computer software. But Microsoft Corp. hopes modern PC users, at least, will be impressed by a free online program from the British Library that lets people page virtually through two of his most significant notebooks.

The British Library program, called Turning the Pages 2.0, uses new Windows graphics technologies to present digital scans of the 500-year-old notebooks on the screen almost as if they were real.

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