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From: "Joel Shimberg" <[log in to unmask]>
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> > >Besides, very exact notation is
> > >very hard to read.
> Reminds one of Callimachus, who was the librarian in the Alexandria
> a while back (ca. 3rd C., B.C.), and who is said to have written "Mega
> biblion mega kakon", 'a big book is a big evil'. Librarians around the
> have taken that as a motto, I believe.
> Joel Shimberg
If my Proto-Indo-European serves me right, would a better rendition be :-
"A big book is a pain in the a**e" ?
"kakon" = "cac" (Ir) = "keek" (Scots.) = "caecum" (Lat.)