i have never seen or heard of these, could someone explain quickly how they work? im confused as to how you can use it to find pieces?
In the dark ages, before the first lolcats even dreamed of hazing cheeseburgers, people had to hike to their local libraries. Often a man had to go uphill both ways, because downhill had not been invented yet. After a long grueling journey, a librarian (a sort of "reality" moderator who liked to yell at people for bothering her, [History is always doomed to repeat itself!]) would show you to the section of the library covering your topic. Or if she was hung over from drinking at home with only her cat to keep her company she would berate you for not knowing the dewy decimal system. Once you had judged a selection of likely books by their covers, you would take them to a table (a sort of computer desk that people used before computers were allowed to immigrate here from Japan) and page through the table of contents and the index until you actually found what you needed. It could take whole minutes at a time!!! And that was before the page "loaded" up for you to even read the information! It was a dark time, full of grunge music and maybe even a little Backstreet Boys if your library was especially poor.
Seriously though, there are really people out there who don't know how to look stuff up in a book? I think you need to switch schools. My namesake, Derek Zoolander
just opened up a fine facility for you to apply to!
Edit: Beaten! Just because I can't type fast and stuff...
Edited by VelveetaAvenger, 08 August 2010 - 12:45 AM.