On the third day, the Designer began to call forth continen... fragments, by name, calling them Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Archaelogy, and Ancient Languages, and behold, each of them were 23.65 inches at their widest point, for lo, that was the widest one could print on a 24-inch printer.
And the Marketing Director looked over the firmament, and said, "Let there be shelves!"
Shelves? How many shelves?
And the Marketing director spake, and said, "Let there be four shelves, so that we may lay proof sets on them, that the masses may see the Good Books that we are bringing forth."
And the Designer did blanch, for he saw only two places fit for shelving. The Designer asked the Marketing Director, "Did Jim really say that we must have four shelves?" And tMD (as he shall be abbreviated from hereon out) said, "let us ask the Boss about this," and the two soujourned forth unto the Office of Jim. And Jim spake:
"Let there be Milk and Honey, and Judah and the Judeans, and two other titles, that they may be proof sets, and that the masses may gaze thereon."
And the Designer did opine that these should fit on two shelves, and Jim and tMD didst agree that two would be the number of shelves for this year, and that we could worry about four shelves for next year. The Designer did then carve a space into Ancient Languages for one of the shelves, and canceled plans for Antarcti... Fragment C.
And that was morning, and in the afternoon, Pam did say, "What are the chances of getting that Encyclopaedia Iranica done by Thursday?" and the Designer did rest from his creation to meet other deadlines.
It’s Old-man Christmas.
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