the thesis…it is too ponderous….too much….adf;lkj
quick idea: Google Archives — the full digitization of all the archives in the world, with Google as its search portal. The scanning gruntwork could be farmed out to the masses, in the same way the Oxford English Dictionary came together — whenever someone requests a box of documents for their own research, they could voluntarily scan it in while perusing, and slowly a mass of scans would accrue from the wealth of research material being accessed by the People…and Google would collate this, infuse it with their Great Google Algorithm, and historical research would be revolutionized! democratically!
still largely AWOL, banging my head against various items of furniture