Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Early Personality Profiling

I love the title of this one as well as the type used on the cover. Flak Magazine has an interesting write-up on William Gerhardi:
In the 1930s Gerhardie wrote a book with Prince Leopold of Loewenstein, "Meet Yourself as You Really Are," which has been described as an early example of hypertext. The catalogue of his works in the New Directions "Futility" describes "Meet Yourself ..." as "about three million detailed character studies through self-analysis"; Loewenstein would sit around talking about psychological types, while Gerhardie rendered the whole into witty, elegant English.
I've got this one on my reading pile. It's a very curious book!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

International Dot Day

Today, September 15, 2010 is International Dot Day so I had to check in here! Thanks to Ptak Science Books for calling the fact to my attention.