Wednesday, February 13, 2002

 
A second wind at Three Lives: a piece from The Next Big Thing on the passionate crew behind the survival of one of NYC's great independent bookshops, Three Lives & Company.

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

 
Ernest Ridding, LLM GKN


Ernest Ridding LLM GKN from the State Library of New South Wales' exhibit Sydney Eccentrics:


Renowned throughout Glebe for repairing and giving away old fridges to the genuinely needy, [Ridding] has now joined the computer age, recycling discarded computers. Taking advantage of todays throwaway society, he and his band of like-minded volunteers work tirelessly, reconditioning cast-off computers which he distributes free to charities and the disadvantaged . . . His soon to be published memoirs are entitled 'Self Portrait of a Nut'.
 
New from the British Library: the automatic treasures machine.