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Great to see how Wikipedia has developed and grown over the past twelve years. Only a handful ( 74@ 13/7/14 and now 141 @ 25/07/15) of people actively editing here have a 10 year Society badge, it appears I was one of those early editors.

I've assisted in the 21st century revival of interest in Sir Thomas Browne ( along with W. G. Sebald to whom I chatted to about the 17th century physician-philosopher on several occasions) which has coincided with the development of the Internet and World Wide Web.

Appropriately for Wikipedia Browne was an encyclopaedist no less, and coined the words 'electricity' and Network' (first usage in an artificial context) into the English language.

Here's a link to the paper I delivered in 2002 at the University of East Anglia on Browne's relationship to alchemy.

Strictly speaking, I am a Norvicensian, born and bred in the fine city of Norwich, but i prefer the word-play of Norwikian here for obvious reasons.

Best pages started on Wikipedia in 2003

Library of Sir Thomas Browne * The Garden of Cyrus * Vulcan of the alchemists

All transcriptions of Browne's shorter writings 2005

Expanded and elaborated on Michel de Ghelderode April 2015

New pages The Wandering Unicorn April 2015

The two leading North Sea Magical Realists, the artists Peter Rodulfo and Mark Burrell July 2015

See also Category:Esoteric Norwich -

Blog - Aquarium of Vulcan

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