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Who's Who

scrottie and I walked on sidewalks* last night over to Murphy's Law, a pub, because the Village Cafe appeared to be hosting some sort of event. We brought along Scrabble, and sat in the back section, which features a (?)fake fireplace and bookshelves with books that can be taken down and opened. That distinguishes it from The Library on Mill Ave in Tempe, where the books were fake and glued to the wall. That said, the book quality was questionable - e.g. old encyclopedias, some weird and disturbing Quaker book which I put down after reading the first page which declared something about womens' purpose in life being absolute obedience to their husbands.

There was also a Who's Who book from the year 1900. One of the (Wikipedia link) Who's Who publications got ahold of my contact info once, sometime around the end of high school. The book from 1900 looked like it might have been useful, maybe for someone working at a newspaper or something.

This article on digital identity management for academics seems more relevant.

We played Scrabble, and I played UNICODE. UNICODE is not in the Scrabble dictionary, fyi. We learned that after the end of the game. I also stole a really good spot that S pointed out to me, before he could play there. Always remember, whenever you play Scrabble against me, that I follow the rules, but remain just barely on the proper side of the fence when it comes to lying, cheating, and stealing, and my grasp of the English language is far from perfect. I'll try to be honest about legal vs. illegal two-letter words, but I'm not good at remembering them anyway.

While waiting for S to take his turn, I eventually switched from attempting to browse the book selection to working on a crossword puzzle from Seattle that happened to be in my purse.


*It was possible to walk to Carney's from the Villa Maria house, but not on sidewalks.

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rebeccmeister
Jan. 13th, 2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
I didn't finish the crossword puzzle. I don't know enough about popular culture.
randomdreams
Jan. 14th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
You may already know this but the modern who's who appears to be a scam in which you pay money to appear in it, and they then sell you a copy so you can show it off to your friends.
rebeccmeister
Jan. 14th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, most definitely ridiculous - falls into the "vanity book" category in this day and age. It's still interesting to encounter an older one that might have had some actual purpose.
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