I started as I often do, scribbling thoughts onto paper so they wouldn't get lost, and asked Betsy what she thought and then we talked back and forth and I scribbled some more and in about an hour I had a whole lot of examples, instances, suggested directions. Here's the list more or less as it evolved, each item being a potential digression to an exposition with other links. Some of those will find their way into the structure that I expect to construct in this space; others will be possibilities and nothing more, until I get around to following up on them. And I expect that many more will emerge (and be recorded here somehow) as I go about the process. (A reordering of the list is available as Table 1)
I did an Annie search, starting with the SUBJECT 'Memory', and that led me to a HOLLIS search for a book we don't have, but I recalled.
It occurred to me that a meta page would be a sensible way to keep track of the evolutionary process(es) of this weblet (a place to keep track of the process of doing the project). There's a danger of scatteration (what really should be on which page? how to keep track of the pages as they diverge?) inherent in this medium, though in theory there can be links to everything and maps and such-like.
A page of quotations seems like another necessity.
Chance led me to the latest volume (v. 2., bk. 3) of
TITLE The History of cartography / edited by J.B. Harley and David Woodward. PUBLISHER Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987- CONTENTS v. 1. Cartography in prehistoric, ancient, and medieval Europe and the Mediterranean -- v. 2., bk. 1. Cartography in the traditional Islamic and South Asian societies -- v. 2., bk. 2. Cartography in the traditional east and southeast Asian societies -- v. 2., bk.3. Cartography in the traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific societies. Leyburn Library GA201 .H53 1987which has lovely pictures of a great variety of maps and spatial aides memoires, including Oceanic navigation, representations of the cosmos, Indian and Inuit maps...
Found Bruce Sterling's wonderful Master-List of Dead Media (re-found via Wayback, 27 July 2004)