Keeping Track of The League

by LoLC in , , , ,

The impending demise of Google Reader seems as good an impetus as any for a little League housekeeping. Namely, some friendly reminders:

  • If you'd like to get the latest League posts sent directly to your inbox (ooh la la!), just enter your e-mail address on the subscribe page and follow the prompts. It's easy (and free)! To activate your subscription, make sure you respond to the automated verification message that will be sent to your e-mail account. (If it doesn't show up in your Inbox, check the Spam folder for a message from FeedBurner.)

  • You can also follow The League by feed reader (fancy!). If you are currently subscribing via Google Reader and don't want to miss any posts, make sure you transfer the subscription to a new reader of your choice before July 1, 2013. [For those still searching for a replacement, I've tried four and like NewsBlur the best. But I'm hardly an expert.]

  • In an unexpected turn of events, I actually Tweet more regularly than I publish new blog posts. And while you're more than welcome to follow The League on Twitter, my Tweets can also be read right from The League site (here).

  • All blog posts and Tweets are also published to The League's Facebook page, which stands apart as the only place to find an occasional bonus photo/link/snippet of some variety. If that sort of thing entices you.  

Thanks, as always, for your interest in this particular Lost Cause!

Dubious Assertions

by LoLC in , , , , , , , , , , ,

It's kind of adorable how desperately the 1997 World Almanac wanted to be relevant.

("Up-to-the-Minute-the-book-was-sent-to-press-which-was-months-before-hitting-the-shelves" Information)

How naïvely it expounded on the very innovation that would spell its demise!

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And how it presented the term "Netizen" with a straight face!

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But the world was a different place then. 

One where 1-800-FLOWERS led the charge in online shopping...

...and the environment had yet to be burdened with anything pesky like "air" or "birds."

Ah yes, simpler times.

And another win for books.