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    Re: What's on your bookshelf?
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2006 Sep 15, 05:55 -0500


    On 14 Sep 2006, at 4:47 PM, Peter Fogg wrote:

    > (Dan; how many irreplaceable hours of your life got spent on compiling
    > this list ? And I suspect there are others ?)

    Not that many, at least in one sitting.

    When I finished college in 1984 I had to pack up my books.  I had a 
    friend read me the name and author of each book as he packed it into 
    boxes with me.  I typed the info into OverVUE, a great fast database 
    that I had on the Macintosh at the time.  It barely added to the time 
    of packing the books.

    The database was moved into HyperCard and has been there ever since.  
    Sadly HyperCard does not run on the new Intel Macs so the database 
    will now become a flat text file.

    When I sell a book, a delete it from the list.  When I buy a book, I 
    take 30 seconds and add it to the list.  Maybe one 24 hr day has been 
    spent on the list in total.

    And yes, I have a list of my CDs, a list of my DVDs, a list of the 
    places I have lived, etc.

    Dan


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