Re-start slack mode
Well, it's almost 1030 hrs. Time to get back to the books ( book list here
), if I ever want to make any progress on this. I learned (and re-learned - undergrad world history was sooo long ago) a great deal about the development of European towns and cities, the importance of trade, and how these towns and cities because of their economic importance, were eventually able to succeed in becoming largely autonomous political powers. Though as soon as the merchants could, they often closed the ladder to success and power to any would be followers.
But, wow, is it really slow reading. I haven't read much written in the academic style of early Twentieth Century English academics in probably ten years. Their use of all the different European languages/terms, with the knowledge that the reader surely is familiar with them, especially Latin, reduces my reading speed to 'plodding' along.
The information itself, is excellent though, and I am enjoying the 'learning', I just wish it would go a little faster.
Downloaded FireFox yesterday, per several people's suggestion and our government's, to use something other than IE. So does anyone have any suggestions on settings to make blogging easier? As it is now, I can't blog multiple pages simultaneously, and I have to re-sign in each time. I'd play with the various settings, but if you know what works well, I'd like to save my self the frustration.
Anyway, back to the books...