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Why I like my job. No, really.
Vox piscis: or, The book-fish contayning three treatises which were found in the belly of a cod-fish in Cambridge Market, on Midsummer Eue last, anno Domini 1626.


I can't help feeling I'll miss stumbling across this sort of thing, when I eventually escape from this pla(i)ce.

Current Mood: fishy
Now playing: more unidentified Grateful Dead

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teleute From: teleute Date: September 15th, 2003 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
what on earth do you do for a living that means you find out about this stuff? I thought I was the one that got to revel in archane information all day...
j4 From: j4 Date: September 16th, 2003 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I work for an electronic publishing company. The above citation is from Early English Books Online, a web database of scanned pre-1700 texts. There's some really bizarre stuff in there. (Mostly I'm just checking citations and ID numbers and tedious stuff like that, but I can't help reading things as well.)

Anyway, what do you do that lets you "revel in arcane information all day"? I thought you were a maths teacher!
teleute From: teleute Date: September 16th, 2003 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am, but they teach weird bits of maths over here - like graph theory at age 14. Not that I mind, but it means I keep hunting down things I did at college to recall what the extensions are (just for my own entertainment, you understand). Plus I have a book called the dictionary of curious and interesting numbers (39 is the first number to be simultaneously interesting and uninteresting...) which I just have to keep reading because it's cool. maths good, maths gooooood *smile*
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