A quick tangent

29 February, 2012

Take one hardback diary*.

In this diary I found a Post-It: "Chancery Lane. Off Golden Lane. Bring pliers." My handwriting. No idea why.


Cut, glue, carve, add magnets…

That's "Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town" by the utterly bizarre Cory Doctorow.


… and insert Kindle.

I am not sure whether to add a dust jacket, or whether it’s more fun to leave people wondering why I am sitting there reading a long-expired academic diary**.

* I actually wrangled a nice old book from a charity shop for this project, but even though it was destined for the recycling I couldn’t bring myself to cut it up without at least reading it first :S

** and probably laughing at it, too.



  1. After a while, customers of O’Brien’s academic diaries might also start to wonder why nothing interesting happens to you on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays … 🙂

    • The eagle flies on, er, Thursday?

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