This is a book that I could never get over the cover to read. Although it sounded conceptually interesting, the cover looked too much like “Planet of the Apes” meets the U.S. Congress (let the fun times roll…).
@Adam Roberts: My dad had this sitting on the end of one of his bookshelves, so I saw this book almost every day when I was growing up. When I learned what a “brooch” was, I thought the things holding the ape’s cape on was what the title was referring to!
Biblio is not the only one with a problem. For the past week, I have been unable to post from my computer. The screen just goes blank and takes my comment with it. Site comes back a second later, no post. Yesterday I got weird error codes when I tried. If this post goes through, it will be the first time in over a week. My previous posts that went through were from my smartphone.
Yeah that’s what I thought. Just going through the spam bin now (and welcome back Stevie). Looks like comments coming through certain IP addresses have been automatically flagged as spam rather than as the fine hams we all know them to be.
@ Stevie T: I’ve never read this book either, but according to half-remembered hostile comments on Usenet, it sets the gold standard for Libertarian nuttiness. IIRC, whales with nukes come into it somewhere.
The IP addresses we see next to your comments are shared with several other regulars who have, to our knowledge, been able to post without disruption. If clearing the browser caché didn’t help then I can only conclude that your Democratically Elected Administration is intercepting comments at source and you will be welcoming their representatives to your place of residence before too long. Meanwhile our best engineer is having a blazing hot curry while the Server Gerbil topples off its wheel for the nth time.
@GSS Admin: Why thank you for making me look like a raving nutter (eye twitch, nervous laughter), but posting does seem to work now. Yay. Since Bibliomancer was the other one having a problem, I was starting to wonder if you had something against us yanks!