Isaac Newton Digital Library – 4,000 pages of his notebooks, drawings, and manuscripts

The largest collection of Isaac Newton’s papers has gone digital, committing to open-access posterity the works of one of history’s greatest scientist. Among the works shared online by the Cambridge Digital Library are Newton’s own annotated copy of Principia Mathematica and the ‘Waste Book,’ the notebook in which a young Newton worked out the principles of calculus. “Anyone, wherever …

Complaints Medieval monks scribbled in the margins

“Now I’ve written the whole thing: for Christ’s sake give me a drink.” “Oh, my hand.” “Thank God, it will be dark soon.” “I am very cold.” “As the harbor is welcome to the sailor, so is the last line to the scribe.”   Find more at Brain Pickings   // Photo via Muffet