A well preserved street food stall was found in Pompeii recently (photos [https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2020/12/26/pompeii-a-street-food-shop-emerges-from-the-site_15dca658-2553-420d-a841-f70f58654867.html] ). It must have been in active use before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (79 AD). It's interesting how
Luis Dias on Beethoven's business life [https://scroll.in/magazine/981180/on-his-250th-birth-anniversary-remembering-beethoven-the-astute-businessman] : > Once Beethoven had poured his creative energy to the fullest into a composition, he regarded it as commercial property, deserving the best possible price on the most favourable terms. Of the hundreds
The Dream Machine [https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Machine-Licklider-Revolution-Computing/dp/014200135X] is part biography of early computing pioneer J. C. R. Licklider, and part history of the computing revolution that started in the 1960's that eventually led to the internet, the personal computer, and
> Physicians who were university trained during the Renaissance considered surgery beneath them. They relegated operations—which consisted mainly of bloodletting and amputations—to the barbers; although they were merely apprenticeship trained, they had the sharpest knives. Paré was among this guild of barber-surgeons.