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Issue 05 – Saint Anselm 2021


The Pillar And The Cloud

On medieval computing.


“Ah, yes, another long day of keeping Christendom in order!” Adalbert of Fulda, secretary of the Holy Roman Empire, scratched his tonsured scalp with one hand as the other gestured wearily at the pageboy to announce the next item on the imperial agenda. The page ushered in a portly messenger struggling to bear a large and ornate tome. Sitting at his desk by the throne, as the gilding on the cover caught the light of the afternoon sun, Adalbert saw the Emperor straighten his posture.

“Your Majesty, I bring a fascinating account from a renowned scholar of the University of —, who has made a discovery that may hold the key to a new era of prosperity throughout the realm!”

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"Henry Pine"