MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Ed Keyes, President and Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.
Motion that the Onseck get a job as an auctioneer Chickens 3+space-noises-1-4+Spehn
The Vice is a reuse addict. She brought in micro-fiche that Barker was planning to toss. She is going to paper her dorm with it.
More: Last week the Boston Japanimation society showed Read or Die, about a rare book collector working against the destroy-the-world plot.
Discussion about ``The Houseboat on the River Styx'', and the argument between Shakespeare and Bacon about whether Shakespeare wrote Hamlet.
More discussion of microfiche. ``Free as in microfiche!'' -BTS
Discussion of whether we should aquire a magnifying glass.
``The fiche was dead'' -MHG
Discussion of selling manuscripts at Sothebys.
Unconnected notes: in the Manga version of ``Oh My Goddess'', we find that the college-age hero has a book called ``Going Steady for Dummies''
More discussions on Idiot's Guide to <foo>, and things that idiots really ought to be able to figure out on their own, or things that they really shouldn't do.
Malcom made a horrible joke, that the Onseck missed.
More discussion about the fiche, and what conspiracy they are involved
in and describing.
``It's a microfiche conspiracy'' -MHG
Bookshelves have been emptied, and will be offered to keyholders first. The Gor chain has been replaced.
``We have some very unusual microfiche'' -MHG
``The most important book ever is being published tonight at midnight. Bookstores all over the state are ``I've run a 5th order equation through the length of the previous 4 books, and if she keeps up at this rate of growth, the last book will be 1800 pages'' - Paul Dworkin
Scholastic sued a Canadian woman and a Canadian paper for writing but not publishing a review of the new Harry Potter book, even though no one involved signed a confidentiality agreement.
Discussion about having psychics write reviews, having the Canadians publish at 12:01, having Cassie read the book really, really, fast, and then write a review, and the lack of goat-sacrifice invitations that Rowling has received. Discussion of ``consumer cultism'' and Ars Magica, and how they might relate to the SCC, microfiche, and Harry Potter.
There is a superstition that when Shakespeare wrote M..B..., he included several actual spells, which would explain the ``Week of Three MacBeths'', and some of the varied and sundry superstitious practices of the weird theatre people concerning ``The Scottish Play''
Our pinkdex was delivered to the MIT Libraries, and $500 is being transferred to our MIT account, per the usual agreement. Discussion of whether we could get them to give us the money in a physical form, and whether we would want silver, gold, paper, or Something Else.
Discussion of the weight of silver, and how many silvers to a gold.
Discussion by old people about Back In The Day D&D, and lead pieces, and mechanics.
Meeting adjourned, 1735 SST.