The fact is, winding and dusting and fixing somebody else's clock is boring.
One of the present values of the past is as a repository of values we no longer endorse, of questions we no longer ask. One corresponding role for the intellectual historian is that of acting as a kind of archaeologist, bringing buried intellectual treasure back to the surface, dusting it down and enabling us to consider what we think of it.
Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy.Han Solo
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