Vatican digitizing archives


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#2

That’s not all that’s gettin “digitized,” haw haw haw amirite?


#3

Some poor devil has to scan in thousands of handwritten documents…

I understand if this is too big a task to handle in-house, but that’s just ridiculous.


#4

Its an amazing step. More and more of the original documents of our histories are getting digitized for all to view. There is a lot of stuff locked up because it is to fragile or valuable to be handled.


#5

I’m just imagining the tech support call:

How do you get the scanner to work on what now? …
‘Vellum’? …
I don’t know what that is. …
Oh, that is disgusting! No one wants to read your digitized Silence of the Lambs ravings, sicko!
[Hangs up.]


#6

It remains to be seen if the archives will be made available “for all to view.”

But it is an important first step.


#7

Even if they aren’t, then it just takes one person who disagrees to leak the info.


#8

And once it is made for public viewing 98% of it will be ignored because church minuta is terribly boring


#9

Someone will be entertained by even the little things. Heck, someone will find evidence that there’s aliens in the vatican vaults because of a very unlikely cypher.


#10

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