September 15, 2006
Lost Book Syndrome - translation & update

Since David Weinberger might just recognize the condition and since these library photos make me want to, I thought I'd translate the Lost Book Syndrome joke:

The state of depression you find yourself in after a longish search for a particularly rare fact on the internets - when you realize that the best book on that subject is on a bookshelf at home, forgotten because of its uncool lack of digitality.

Posted by Claus at September 15, 2006 03:59 PM | TrackBack (0)
Comments (post your own)

Exactly the state I found myself in at the Coll. Domus Regiae when someone borrowed the central book on Life Mode Analisis from my CDR-shelves, just because his girlfriend's father was the one who took the picture on the cover.

Posted by: Jakob on September 15, 2006 5:18 PM

Uhm, no - I'm not talking about books that are *really* lost Jakob.

Posted by: Claus on September 15, 2006 5:19 PM

The library photos are amazing!

I have fits of LBS quite often, especially with mathematics where it can be hard to find anything profound on the internets and a 75-page book can tell you more than you ever wanted to know about almost everything.

The problem is of course that you never carry your books around, they are somewhere in the back of your closet.

Posted by: Jan Erik on September 15, 2006 10:12 PM

Oh. Jeg m? p? pilgrimsrejse til de biblioteker. Der er ikke noget som duften af st?vede b?ger. P?n?r m?ske duften af jomfruelige paperbacks.

(Beklager den manglende respekt for sprogvalg. Det er s?ndag)

Posted by: emme on September 17, 2006 2:30 PM


Rundstyk med vanille - jeg owner helt og aldeles min interesse i owne (ovenfor ikke slang, men "to own your mistakes")
Jeg har bestilt bogen, den ser for l?kker ud. Hvis du ikke plejer at komme der kan jeg kun anbefale at du bes?ger det kongelige bibliotek i Fiolstr?de der er fyldt med bogmystik og bog?nd.


Posted by: Claus on September 17, 2006 2:34 PM

Men man m? jo ikke komme ind til det allerhelligste, man m? bare st? udenfor og trykke n?sen flad mod en glasrude - eller forveksler jeg det nu med Diamantens old skool-appendiks?


Must have library.

Posted by: emme on September 17, 2006 2:46 PM

Jeg mener Universitetsbiblioteket i Fiolstr?de - der er adgang. Det med det kongelige var en historisk stavefejl.

Posted by: Claus on September 17, 2006 2:47 PM

Tak for tippet, du, det er bare alletiders.

Posted by: emme on September 17, 2006 2:51 PM

Ikke nogen fejl overhovedet, Claus. De to enheder, Kgl. Bib. og Kbh. Uni Bib. er nu sl?et sammen med en f?lles direkt?r, som jeg har sorteret under et halvt ?rs tid. Festlig fyr, kan godt li' drikkeviser.

Posted by: Jakob on September 21, 2006 9:10 AM
Help the campaign to stomp out Warnock's Dilemma. Post a comment.

Email Address:


Type the characters you see in the picture above.

(note to spammers: Comments are audited as well. Your spam will never make it onto my weblog, no need to automate against this form)


Remember info?