Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Compter* + Computer*

I'm sorry to have gone a bit AWOL here recently, but we had a major computer crash on our home PC and I haven't been able to work on the typo blog, or anything else in cyberspace, for over a week now. Sniff sniff. (Actually, the computer and I each seem to have caught a bug that's laying us low.) In any event, the way these Machiavellian machines seem to both run and periodically ruin our lives, it's hard to believe they've only been around for about 25 years. Today's typo is missing a single letter, but sometimes that's all it takes to forever block access to what we want. Compter* + Computer* brings up nine hits in OhioLINK, and 153 in WorldCat.

(One of the first personal computers, from Wikimedia Commons. I love the way this Apple product looks like an early television set!)

Carol Reid

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