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Friday, January 02, 2009

If we can bring one smile to one little face someone will have slipped up somewhere

We start 2009 on an uncharacteristically useful note.

Sybil's spent all week trying to get hold of an audio version of Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy" for a visually-impaired customer. This isn't the easiest of searches, not made any easier by said customer ringing the library once a day to complain that it's non-arrival is a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act (completely unfounded: we don't discriminate against any self-important tosspot of any kind).

"It'll be just my luck for him to do a WorldCat search or something and find it first time," she says.

"He's online then?"

"I couldn't find it on Project Gutenberg."

"Have you tried LibriVox?"

She did, and lo and behold!

We can jack it in now, we've had the win for the year.


librarylizzie said...

Hurrah for WorldCat...wink wink! And a Happy New Year to you.....

Kevin Musgrove said...

Bugger. I expect a cup of tea for that. (-:

Gadjo Dilo said...

Whose voice would you choose to make an audio version of Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy"? Brian Blessed or James Earl Jones would be obvious choices, but who could not resist having a laugh by employing somebody like Frankie Howard, Melvin Hayes, Keith Harris and Orville, etc.

No Good Boyo said...

Bez out of The Happy Mondays would be my choice for this and so much more.

Thanks for the Helminthdale backgrounder in your last post, Kevin. It's like The Archers for speccy people.

Kevin Musgrove said...

gd: I'd have opted for Joe Pasquale.

Boyo: Bez would be a good second-best. It is very much like the Archers, but more up-market.