rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


Yesterday evening was swallowed by Morpheus, and this evening was devoured by Internets. I discovered that, if I manipulated my search terms cleverly, I could fetch considerable chunks of pages of books that Google Books has available only in snippet views. I figure that if I had tens of thousands of hours, with luck and cleverness I might be able to fetch most of a book for free. Or I could just rob a bank and buy the book with some of the money I took, which would probably take less time even if I got caught and spent several years in prison.

Anyway, I spent a couple of hours piecing together snippets of a particular book I'm interested in, and ended up with about half a page. I don't know if I'm more pleased with my cleverness, or dismayed at my capacity for wasting time. One of those, though. I really ought to have taken a nap, as I did last night.

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