Who would not want to read Alan Jacobs Newsletter - with gems like this buried within …

”John Locke says the mind is like a cabinet; Joseph Addison compares it to a drawer of medals; Francis Bacon calls it a repository; Robert Hooke calls it a workshop. The thing to notice is this: Locke was a bibliophile, Addison a coin collector, Bacon a collector of curiosities, Hooke a laboratory technician.

Is there any wonder, then, that people today think the mind is a computer?

// @ajay