[Knowledge is] like the swift flight of a sparrow through the room where you sit at supper in winter...whilst the storms of rain and snow prevail outside; the [data]...while [it] is within, is safe from the wintry storm; but after a short space...[it] immediately vanishes out of your sight, into the dark winter from which [it] had emerged. So [data] appears for a short space, but of what went before, or what is to follow, we are utterly ignorant..."(after Bede, 1969, p104).
- coming out
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- Cultural Studies
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)