The funny thing about information, books, reading…

1.Nation shudders at large block of uninterrupted text! (Full article – The onion)

WASHINGTON—Unable to rest their eyes on a colorful photograph or boldface heading that could be easily skimmed and forgotten about, Americans collectively recoiled Monday when confronted with a solid block of uninterrupted text.

Dumbfounded citizens from Maine to California gazed helplessly at the frightening chunk of print, unsure of what to do next. Without an illustration, chart, or embedded YouTube video to ease them in, millions were frozen in place, terrified by the sight of one long, unbroken string of English words.

“Why won’t it just tell me what it’s about?” said Boston resident Charlyne Thomson, who was bombarded with the overwhelming mass of black text late Monday afternoon. “There are no bullet points, no highlighted parts. I’ve looked everywhere—there’s nothing here but words.”

At 3:16 p.m., a deafening sigh was heard across the country as the nation grappled with the daunting cascade of syllables……………………….

2. Man’s Facebook status given Book Deal! (Full article – The onion)

NEW YORK—HarperCollins Publishers announced Monday that 24-year-old Islip, NY resident Gerard Dillow has accepted its offer of $250,000 to publish his Facebook status from 56 minutes ago, which reads, “In it to win it, suckas.” “We’re confident that In It To Win It, Suckas will be a huge success when it hits stores next summer,” editorial director Edith Dalrymple said of the forthcoming hardcover, which will feature a 140-character forward by Shit My Dad Says author Justin Halpern. “The fact that Gerard’s status already has six ‘likes’ and seven comments—only two of which are from him—tells us this property has a solid built-in audience.” Dillow’s book will be released just two weeks after the film IKEA QUEEN BED FRAME AND BOX SPRING!!!!!!!!!! REDUCED PRICE!!!!!!!, which was optioned from the popular Craigslist post.

3.  Networking Archaeology!

Internet Archaeologists Find Ruins Of ‘Friendster’ Civilization

Disclaimer:  The above essays are not per say a part of the ongoing research, and are basically to amuse myself !

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