February 11, 2005

Minor Geekitude

As we muddle along with our move, books are a major part of what is getting shuffled about. This morning, walking past a stack of them, my eye was caught by an old pulp paperback, The Mean Streets, by Thomas B. Dewey. Altho the blurb identifies it as "the story of a town terrorized by a juvenile gang" my first thought was as to how to calculate the arithmetic mean of a group of streets.

Posted by triticale at February 11, 2005 07:32 PM

Doh. that's ok. I thought you meant the OTHER Dewey, as in the decimal sysem...

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 11, 2005 09:54 PM

And my first thought upon reading that, is that the Dewey decimal system is out of date. LOC is the way to go!

Posted by: MikeTheLibrarian at February 13, 2005 10:47 PM

Once the library catalog is online and searchable, it really doesn't much matter how they are organized.

Posted by: triticale at February 14, 2005 07:08 AM
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