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the color of words

2004-11-19 17:01:29.876684+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-19 20:44:17.223943+00 by: petronius

I once read of an erudite persian nobleman who every year traveled with his king from the main capital to the summer palace in the mountains. The nobleman always traveled with his library on a large number of camels. In order to save time and trouble, he put books whose title began with the same letter on the same camel, and then trained the camels to march in alphebetical order.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-20 12:14:51.814636+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Almost ANY system is better than no system. The bookshelf near my desk is organized from least-used (left) to most used (right).. and things that stay on the left a long time soon find another home.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-22 06:20:30.387624+00 by: ebradway

Papers on my desk used to be organized similar to Meuon's bookshelf: most used on top, least used filter to the bottom.

I think I'll try the color method for my books because I can never find a method that works. I try to group by subject, but that really doesn't work. I've grouped by height before. That was fun...

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-22 18:32:16.568163+00 by: ziffle

I spent the weekend in Southern Alabama and saw a sign that seems like the same effect to me - makes no sense unless you ponder it - it was on the side of a large bus, presumably used as an office - it said

"Arrive on Vacation - Leave on Probation" - it was a bail bondsman!

I burst out laughing.

I mean, how does that fit together? wow...