Wednesday, May 15, 2013

30.8 million dollars for a 500 year old manuscript?

Joachim De Posada

By Joachim De Posada

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Leonardo Da Vinci wrote a manuscript titled the Codex Leicester. Bill Gates bought the manuscript for $30.8 million in 1994, making it the most valuable manuscript in the world. So, I asked myself why would Bill Gates,  who's at work reinventing the nuclear reactor, trying to eradicate malaria in the world and inventing toilets to prevent diseases, be so interested in a 500-year-old journal?
Here is his anwer:
"It's an inspiration that one person--off on their own, with no feedback, without being told what was right or wrong--that he kept pushing himself," Gates says, "that he found knowledge itself to be the most beautiful thing."

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