On a happier, if less earnest note… If you hate academic stuff but want to sound cool, – Voynichwise – then so long as you have US$350 to spare, here’s a short-cut to online fame.
- – read Stephen Potter’s “OneUpmanship” – even if you have to wait for days.
2 – subscribe to Princeton’s Index of Medieval Art (that’s where the $350 goes).
3 – go online; join in blog-comments, and forums etc. .. remembering to practice the information given by (1) and to pull lots of pictures from (2). If someone mentions’ fish’ or ‘hats’ – just produce a *huge* pile of fish-pictures and hat pictures.
Any time you start to feel pressure to say something factual, wiki articles will do fine, most of the time.
I mean, let’s not kid ourselves; how many people get excited about reading lists? 😀