August 11th, 2009

krazy koati

I'm not really sure how it goes

So much of the day continued in that way, bunny_hugger and I finding rides such as the Octopus --- one of those seats-spinning-on-arms-also-spinning and having an apparently deficient count of octo-limbs --- and sometimes talking about people who weren't there, like terrycloth.

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After that coincidence the ride was almost anticlimax, but it turns out that the helices and loops and strange spaghetti-twisting of the track work pretty well for me too.

Trivia: From mid-July through mid-September 1776 Benjamin Franklin alternated between attending meetings of the Continental Congress and presiding over the convention drafting Pennsylvania's new constitution. Both parties met in the same State House. Source: The First American: The Life And Times Of Benjamin Franklin, H W Brands.

Currently Reading: Teletext: Its Promise and Demise, Leonard R Graziplene. See, here's the problem letting me wander through the university library: I'll run across this and see, oh, somebody wrote a book all about teletext, I ought to read it. Unfortunately, it's an awful history, full of passive sentences describing how things were done, and how everything was apparently done for the first time except when it shut down as a failure, and if there were any individuals doing things they're lost in a haze of organizations. I think I might actually know less about Teletext than I did going in, since I at least used Teletext about six times while in Singapore before determining there was nothing of interst on it that wasn't better-available from web sites.