Sea Serpent Day

yesterday i tried to spend a day without blogging . . . . i didn’t like it. i spent the entire day working on other projects that were akin to blogging without actually being blogging and i spent most of the time THINKING about blogging.

1947 – Thor Heyerdahl‘s balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7000-km (4375-mile) journey across the Pacific Ocean proving that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.

1934 The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against the government’s attempt to ban the James Joyce novel ‘Ulysses.

site to see • M.C. Escher’s Relativty rendered in . . . Legos®

event • the ABA’s 2006 Annual Conference on Book Trade History December 1-2, London will trace individual copies and their movement in and out of collections and across international frontiers, exploring aspects of the history of provenance and book ownership.

event • A panel discussion on “Design Bindings: What are they and where can I get one” will be hosted by the Grolier Club of NYC, on Sept 19 Along with the exhibition of Neil Albert’s collection of miniature bindings.

event • Vermont Summer Book Fair, August 13th.

worth reading • from the East Bay Express Andy Ross speculates on what killed Cody’s

customs unbecoming • the A B.C. bookstore in Vancouver that won a Supreme Court case against Canada Customs 15 months ago says some of its sexually explicit books are still being stopped at the border.

banktoaster • Hotkey Script will automatically correct a predefined list of mispellings, à la Microsoft Word’s AutoCorrect feature.

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