Vulcan’s Peak

Highly amused and somewhat disgusted

June 22, 2004 11:36 am

Which OS are You?

The really funny part is that if I change the answer to the last question, “Will the answers to these questions really help you determine my personality?” from “No, it’s entirely random” to “If I end up Windows ME, someone is going to be hurting,” I suddenly become Palm OS (“punctual, straightforward, and very useful, though your mother hoped for more from you”).

On other worthless topics of conversation, my respect for the FWB Public Library has taken a nose dive again. I was there yesterday after spending a long morning at the OWCC library (with which I was quite impressed), researching Jane Austen and the city of Bath. So there I stand at the card catalogue computer, going through the entries for “Jane Austen.”
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Jane Austen.

Whaat?? Call me picky, but the last time I read Jane Eyre, the author was Charlotte Brontë, NOT Jane Austen. Really people – just because novelist Austen and leading lady Eyre have the same first name does NOT imply authorship! What’s more frightening is the number of hits from otherwise reliable seeming sources you get if you put “Jane Eyre by Jane Austen” into Google. Now, I know if I were putting the information on a personal website, I would make sure I knew who wrote my favorite book! Wouldn’t you?? Gah. I expect better from a library.

One Response to “Highly amused and somewhat disgusted”

Carmen wrote a comment on June 24, 2004

I’ve been complaining about the suckage of that library for 5 or 6 years. =( Poor Katie.

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