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The 15th Century Equivalent of Your Cat Walking on Your Keyboard

The 15th Century Equivalent of Your Cat Walking on Your Keyboard

“The 15th century equivalent of your cat walking on your keyboard”, writes Rebecca J. Rosen, senior associate editor at The Atlantic, are ink pawprints in early printed books. “For cat owners, the scene is too familiar:  You sit down to finally (finally!) get some work done, and along comes kitty, here to stroll across your keyboard.” During the 15th century the ancestors of our beloved kitties walked across - incunabula. What is a big disgrace (or humiliation) for every serious collector, is nothing more than an everyday occurrence for cat lovers.

Whether it is a fake or not, this story in The Atlantic is too good not to be read:

>>> The 15th-Century Equivalent of Your Cat Walking on Your Keyboard

Published 01 Mar 2013

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