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.
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.
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.