The image should've come from Borges. Or Julian Barnes. But in fact,
it was in Tim Nott's column in PCW, where (in describing his
collection of software) he tosses at us the wonderful image of "like
the story of the old lady who died, and in her house they found a box
labelled 'bits of string too short to keep'"...
Other pages on this site (Very short bits of string)
There used to be another one, Engineers explained,
which I got rid of when I discovered it was actually a chapter of
Scott Adams' book The Dilbert Principle, which you
should thus get instead (it's very good).
- The ART Director Speaks, Peter Bondar's infamous post to comp.sys.acorn
- British Patriotic Songs, shock friends
at your next Last Night of the Proms party by knowing the
- Holoalphabetic sentences
- Why did the chicken cross the road?