making history because I am a dork written by Jana October 25, 2008 So it’s Friday night and I’m sitting at home reading this book (that hasn’t been checked out of the UC system libraries since 1995) and taking notes. Because I am a special kind of dork that’s called a history PhD student. Share this:ShareEmailPinterestFacebookTwitterRedditPrint 5 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Jana previous post I don’t understand next post all dressed up… More Posts Like This One the little podcast that could Solving Mysteries in the Archive Open & Closed: some brief thoughts on participating... on being haunted, by history goal-setting what I really want… Making History with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich a successful day What I learned from launching a social media... follow… 5 comments Bored in Vernal October 25, 2008 - 4:09 am Yeah, that tells you something when it doesn’t rate a picture on Amazon… Reply bonzai October 25, 2008 - 5:47 am But you’re our kind of dork. Coming from the woman who went to findagrave.com to make sure that she didn’t miss any dead monarchs on her honeymoon in the UK… Reply Alisa October 25, 2008 - 9:46 pm Maybe it shows that we should be more dorky as a society. I remember when I checked out Fracis Bacon’s New Atlantis at my university’s library, and it was a 100 year old version (the most recent copy the had) that hadn’t been checked out in a few decades. And this has segments in the Norton Anthology! Yea for dorks, how sad for everyone else. Reply Bekah October 26, 2008 - 3:20 pm Um. 1995 wasn’t that long ago. Was it? Reply sarah k. October 27, 2008 - 12:57 am Don’t special kinds of dorks get to go to special kinds of heavens, where there are myriad books that haven’t been checked out for centuries that we get to peruse at our leisure? It’s like a heaven of 72 virgin books to do with as you please. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.