The_Six_Fingered_Man: Theaetetus: The_Six_Fingered_Man: Theaetetus: Nice work of fiction there.Is the patent application still on file?Not online, but if it existed, it would be in the physical archives, I'm sure.Just curious why you dismiss it as a work of fiction.
Draq: The juicy part, for those who can't get to the article:Lincoln was requesting a patent for "The Gazette," a system to "keep People aware of Others in the Town." He laid out a plan where every town would have its own Gazette, named after the town itself. He listed the Springfield Gazette as his Visual Appendix, an example of the system he was talking about. Lincoln was proposing that each town build a centrally located collection of documents where "every Man may have his own page, where he might discuss his Family, his Work, and his Various Endeavors."
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