Thursday, 10 May 2007

Suggestion

From the Uni library's 'suggestions' page:

"View document" its the only select button I need to find once I'm notified by email that an document has been received through document delivery.

Is this too hard? Ah but what hard work has been done! What mastery of compex data configuration has been undertaken! How dare I, a simpleton on the road to intellectual eridition should neglect to pause, if not tarry at the idols and icons of distraction, ever seeking to claim my attention and thus justify their futile existence, when they are but noise, vapours of noxious, futility/vanity set to block the ardent and focus quester after relevant knowledge. A "view document" button! A "view document" button! for a library! exclaimed exasperated descendent of Richard the III!



Almost as good (if in a different cadence) as the self-description I read yesterday at an up-and-coming public intellectual's home page: "ametuer playwrite".

5 comments:

Val said...

Tee hee. I confess to reading the suggestions and replies on the library website still, and this one really tickled me. The replies sometimes elicit a different reaction though.

"ametuer playwrite" eh? I guess I'd better give up on the errant apostrophes problem being solved anytime soon. Society clearly has much greater problems to solve...

lucy tartan said...

I should have known you would get a smile out of that one.


Some of the comments people write on that page are pretty amusing, though I think they'd be annoying if you actually worked in the library.

Bernice said...

For reasons too obscure to explain, I've recently had the pleasure of editing copy provided by c.250 authors for publication. Autobiographical copy, a subject you would assume they were on top of. I now hold grave fears for the future of written English & literacy in general. Or someone needs to invent a Pratchett-like pocket editor elf. Or take away thier keyboards.

Bernice said...

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