Saturday, February 8, 2014

Ancient Lives

Sure, you've got time on your hands--even in California, it's still winter. Or, more accurately, suddenly winter. So what better thing to do than to head over to Ancient Lives and help transcribe a few papyri? When you get to the sight you can click explore or above where it says transcribe. You don't have to know any ancient languages either. I believe that it is sort of a crowd sourcing model, where a lot of people make their best guess and this helps them with the answer. A fascinating idea, and probably at least as entertaining as solitaire.