In praise of the unexpected encounter

Having created a haven of geekiness within our home, and spending as we do a fair amount of time on the internet – a place welcoming to geeks if ever there was one – it can be strange sometimes for Himself and I to venture into the real world. It…

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Once upon a time…

…there were no books. I know, I know, it hardly bears thinking about. A world with no books sounds ghastly. So soon enough, someone invented books. Or writing, at any rate. The Sumerians used clay tablets, the Egyptians used papyrus. The Chinese were the first to crack the secret of…

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