the unreasoning power of the media
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Thu Dec 16 23:13:49 EST 1999
On Thu, 16 Dec 1999 19:12:21 -0500, McMullin, Elise wrote:
> If this route isn't practicable, I guess I'd just sort of break the
>info down and do maybe an author a day and set a goal (10 records? 15?).
The last time I did this, I was going for 10 a day (more on weekends) and
that worked just fine. As I said, my problem is that I get obsessive and
then I don't want to stop....
> What has me curious are the fields beyond the bibliography. I don't
>want to make more work for you, but I was thinking how cool a Reviews field
>would be. Or a Reader Comments field. Cross-references, recommended
>readings, ooh la la. And you can link the records to any essays you write
>in your word/wp/write program. Okay, maybe that all can wait until dtbs
>updates after the drudgery is done!
Jacob already mentioned he was adding this. I think it's a great idea! One
of the--fields? Records? Anyway--one of the things we can store in this
database is People: borrowers of books, friends, sources for book
purchasing, stuff like that. (I am doing fairly well at keeping track of
who's borrowed my books, but I recently lost my copy of Neal Stephenson's
_The Diamond Age_ JUST WHEN I DESPERATELY WANTED TO READ IT and I think I'd
rather rely on an electronic memory, at least as a backup. I honestly can't
think where it's gone, unless Jacob really did take it on his last business
trip and left it somewhere, which I find unlikely. He knows the kind of
havoc a tiny woman with no scruples can wreak upon a sleeping man.) So this
would be a perfect corollary.
Any other ideas? This database is tremendously flexible, and the thing I
was telling Jacob the other day was that I was positive there were things I
was missing--things I wanted to track that I just couldn't think of right
off hand. Maybe Jacob would post the fields we've already got.
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