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On 07/06/15 07:35, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
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>> On 6 Jun 2015, at 19:43, Richard Light <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Let’s not even mention the moral iniquity of these companies making
>>> dosh from selling pictures of our old books…..
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>> Let's not, because otherwise we would have to contemplate the British Newspaper Archive (only £10 a month - a BL project), Lives of World War One (only £6 a month - an IWM project) or our public records of births, marriages and deaths from Ancestry.co.uk (only £14 a month).  As the phrase has it: there's a lot of it about.
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> The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones.
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> Karl Rahtz

Subscriptions are indeed the opiates of the masses.

cheers
stuart