June 5, 2007

I think the finish line’s a good place we could start…

Filed under: Books, I.T — liberrydwarf @ 7:06 pm

Semester being all over bar the shouting (and the 7000 word report!) it’s time to celebrate with crazy links! Yeah! This week…

1) From the world of books (the online kind) Fairy Tales brings you full online versions of fables, legends and fairytales from around the world. Lots of the sections are still under construction (I think they only have the Mark Twain, Hans Christian Anderson and Aesop sections up) but if you’ve got kids, or look after kids, or even you’re just a little bit emo (and believe me, kiddies, some of those HCA tales are pretty disturbing, little animals and kids dying all over the place!) take a look and find something suitably terrifying and depressing for bedtime…

2) Also from the world of books, if you took a look at BookCrossing as featured in the Liberry a few weeks ago (See January 31 2007) you can take your BookCrossing in whole new directions at A big community of active bookcrossers, these guys organise swaps and games for trading your BookCrossing labelled books, general book news, reviews and gossip, little word games… anyway, if you’re a big reader wanting more from a particular genre, a BookCrosser who wants their books to go somewhere AND get properly journalled, or just a or just a lonely bibliophile, the folks on the BookObsessed forums are there for you…

3) Finally tonight, can you imaginea world without mobile phones? How did our grandparents cope without their PDAs, their Blackberries, their iPods? Well, they had terrible fun with their Prat Samplers, they trotted around town in their Zenith Radio Hats, they voraciously downloaded to their Acoustographs…. not making any sense? Head on over to the Museum of Lost Interactions and let your mind boggle (and the videos! don’t forget the videos!) at the delights of the lost communication and entertainment devices of the twentienth century…


(Image © interactive media design, computing, design, university of dundee)



  1. I loved the museum of lost interactions, when I can tear myself away from the OCD notes site you recommended earlier in the week.



    Comment by babychaos — June 7, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

  2. PS, on the subject of OCD and things that are a bit odd, you might enjoy this one…



    Comment by babychaos — June 7, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

  3. Balls! I meant passive aggressive all the way along there where I said OCD… Duh.

    Cheers (again)


    Comment by babychaos — June 7, 2007 @ 11:37 pm

  4. Oh BC they’re brilliant I love them! I thought I was the only person who giggled obscenely in the grocer’s at this sort of thing…

    Comment by liberrydwarf — June 12, 2007 @ 7:17 pm

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