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Laura Conrad
Attended Brown University
Lives in Cambridge, MA 02139
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I find that whenever I look into the history of anything I'm interested in, there's something really interesting about it that happened in the 16th century. This is about the printer who invented the small, portable book, and also was influential in typography and punctuation (he was the first person to use the semicolon the way we do).
I also like the story about how he invented "This page intentionally left blank," with instructions to the bookbinder in Latin and Greek. We know about this, because he failed to hire bookbinders who read Latin or Greek.
The exhibition, “Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze,” includes nearly 150 Aldines, or books from the press that Aldus founded in Venice in 1494.
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Is there a way to tell the Play Books reader to only use one dictionary?  I'm reading something in French, and usually it looks up how to translate the French word to English, which is what I want, but if there's some odd form of the word, like a passé simple, it sometimes decides it's an estonian or malaysian word.
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Got a new dog.
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Christmas carol from Middle Earth.
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I'm starting to get some posts up about my recent trip to Spain.
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I felt misled by this New York Times headline: World’s Oldest Man, Though Only Briefly, Dies.  To be fair, it continued "... at 111 in New York".

He didn't die only briefly -- he had been the world's oldest man only briefly.
Alexander Imich, who held the title of world’s oldest man, was born in 1903 before the flight of the Wright Brothers.
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That's how I read that, too. How about Man Who Was Briefly World's Oldest Dies at 111? 
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Maia builds nests.  I got a couple of pictures last night.
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Different Christmas tree this year.
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New Year's party at my place.  Come and tell everyone you know to bring everyone they know.
Who: Anyone who likes eating, drinking, and/or singing or playing Christmas music. What: Party to celebrate the New Year. When: January First, 2015, starting at 4pm, continuing until people have st...
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I'm at the Amherst Early  Music Festival.  I'll be blogging abou the experience frequently this week. 
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If you vote in Cambridge, you're welcome to come to my house on Wednesday, October 9, to meet Dennis Carlone, Candidate for City Council.
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Direct the Cantabile Renaissance Band, publish music on SerpentPublications.org, blog on Laymusic.org
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Fall River, MA 02720 - Providence, RI
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Musician, music publisher, blogger.


Education
  • Brown University
    physics, 1968 - 1972
  • BMC Durfee High School
    1964 - 1968
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