Wednesday, February 21, 2007

That's fairly interesting

I flipped open a paperback copy of the Moby Dick which was heavily annotated by its previous owner. On the title page was a link to chapter 79, The Prarie - where this remark resides:


"I will do my endeavor. I try all things; I achieve what I can."




What do you call a hyperlink in a paperback?

And did you know the name of Starbucks (a well known chain of coffeeshops) comes from Moby Dick? Or that Starbucks was originally called Il Giornallo?

And finally, the title of this post was taken from a New Zealand TV show fronted by the mayor of Invercargill, Tim Shadbolt called: That's Fairly Interesting - a parody of the American show: That's Incredible - fronted by Lee Majors - The Six Million Dollar Man.


I wonder what six million dollars would be in current currency?

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