Saturday, November 7, 2009

Project Gutenberg #2

Friday, November 6, 2009

Project Gutenberg #1

I subscribe to Project Gutenberg's daily rss feed of new books, so I think I'll post a few interesting ones here each day.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Unclear on the concept

From the local freecycle list this morning:

My sister is offering a set of encyclopedia's. They are probably 20 - 25 years old. They are in a near empty storage unit that we are trying to empty out totally. They would be great to cut up for school/college projects in history.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

From the UPS man

The ISI edition of Orestes Brownson's The American Republic arrived todayMy initial impressions: good solid typesetting with a stylish but unobtrusive italic face (I would have known these faces 15 years ago); a beautiful buff and blue cover with a dark red spine; a readable and useful introduction by Peter Lawler that's nearly half the length of Brownson's work.

Every time I see the UPS man I think of Arthur Clarke's line upon receipt of Stephen Wolfram's massive A New Kind of Science at his Sri Lankan lair: "another ruptured postman staggers away from my front door."