Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The bookshelves of the future

I shall never forget the first time I insulted an elephant. It was one of those chance encounters you read about. He was an old bull; I was a greenhorn explorer and host of my own hit Tv travel show. The both of us sought shelter from the monsoon under a freestanding steel construction built by uranium miners deep in the jungles of Africa. This must be what the bookshelves of the future will look like, I remarked. That elephant has been trying to kill me ever since. 

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