You may have seen this in the New York Times Magazine a couple of weeks ago. It told the story of 21-year-old Dennis Fong, world’s best player of the murder and mayhem computer game Quake. What do his parents think of his spending all his time playing Quake? “At first they were really against it,” Fong told the Times. “Then I won a Ferrari, and now they’re like, ‘You should practice more.’ They’re pretty pumped.”

Have a good weekend!

[Correction: In response to my ode to the modern bookstore B.J. Segel writes: “Dudley R. Dewey, inventor of the Dewey Decimal System? I think not. It was Melvil Dewey — the real name’s just as funny. He was a weird guy, by the way. Also one of those early spelling reformers; he spelled his name Dui.”]



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