Friday, January 25, 2008

Vidore*, etc. (for Videorecording)

Vidore* is a "low probability" typo on the Ballard list, recorded five times in OhioLINK. And, considering the way videorecordings and the VCRs that played them have largely gone to that great blue-screen graveyard up yonder (or should that be out yonder, in our landfills?) where all media formats are summarily dispatched shortly after we just start getting used to them, we probably won't be seeing a whole lot more. On a far graver note, the waters around the island of Vido, near Corfu, are called the Blue Graveyard (or Plava Grobnica) after a World War I poem written by Milutin Bojić. (Photograph of Blue Graveyard Memorial from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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