Sunday, January 21, 2007

A Trio of Sunday Links

- From Ekthesis (link also added to sidebar), a very interesting post on Coptic bookbinding. (h/t fade theory)

- Ian at Lux Mentis, Lux Orbis comments on a rather odd new feature from WorldCat: "Watch WorldCat Grow (LIVE)" which updates every eight seconds to show the most recent record uploads to OCLC. Ian: "The excitement is almost palpable."

- Joyce notes that today is the anniversary of the publication of William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy, widely considered the first American novel; it debuted in 1789. This is another one that I read first in an Early American Lit class, and like Wieland, still has some potent themes.