Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Proverb: Open Knowledge

I am very pleased to note that "open access" was also a concern for the scholars of the Middle Ages, as you can see in this lovely proverb in verse. The Latin rhymes: tabescit / crescit.

When knowledge is hidden away, it rots;
when it is shared publicly, it grows.

(Latin: Condita tabescit, vulgata scientia crescit.)

The source for the proverb is Philosophia Patrum by Julius Wegeler (GoogleBooks). The poster is made with AutoMotivator. The image is by Greg Emmerich (Flickr).

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