Friday, January 18, 2008

Library Games

No, I'm not talking about soccer in the stacks: I'm talking about this video game. In it, you take the stack of books on the left, and drag them over to the bookshelf in the middle. The complicated part? You have to shelve them correctly, according to Library of Congress number. When I was in school, they drilled in Dewey Decimal; then I got to college, and found that smart peoples organize their books differently. This game should help any of you who stand at the front of the library, jaw resting on your chest, staring dumbfounded at how all those books got in order. If you think the game is lame, well, you have compatriots at Fark, who are very amusing in their hatred of this game.

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