Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Preservation of Favored Traces

A brief aside from ferns: a grad student friend just sent around a link to a really cool web-project based on Darwin's Origin of Species, called The Preservation of Favored Traces. It traces all of the edits Darwin made to the Origin as it went through six editions during his lifetime. This project traces them, color-coding by edition, and if you mouse over it you can read the color-coded edits. It's sort of mesmerizing, and a great distraction if you're a bit of a Darwin geek, or even if you're not...

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