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August 14, 2006 12:04 AM

Broken: Hawking book cover

BookStephen Bedwell writes in:

It always aggravates me when libraries and bookstores put price tags or barcodes on the covers of books, often obscuring the title, author, or part of the synopsis on the back.

In this case, Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time" becomes something entirely different.



Posted by: Dave! at August 14, 2006 12:46 AM

I have a sneaking suspicion that whoever barcoded that book placed it there on purpose. :)

Posted by: Alden Bates at August 14, 2006 01:42 AM

I haven't laughed this hard since the BS cookies. Very funny. Considering there is a spot on the lower left of the cover that has no text on it and is the right size for the barcode, I would agree that someone did this on purpose.

Posted by: lefty-chef at August 14, 2006 01:58 AM

That is funny in a sort of strange way... As said I'm sure it was deliberate...

Posted by: Keith L. Dick at August 14, 2006 02:53 AM

The camera flash has obscured Hawking's face... anyway, this is a great one. Obviously it was done on purpose, which makes it even better.

Posted by: Alcas at August 14, 2006 09:53 AM

I agree, it was either done on purpose or by someone who really didn't care. Still, I didn't know theoretical physicists were so egotistic! :)

Posted by: Ducky at August 14, 2006 10:35 PM











Posted by: Sean at August 15, 2006 08:47 AM

Well, I suppose everyone needs an autobiography.

I have a feeling the barcode was placed there on purpose.

Posted by: freedomlinux at August 16, 2006 10:06 PM

The thing that I hate is how my library tapes magnetic strips on the Audio CDs they check out. I think they are stuck on to prevent people from stealing them (since they will trip the detector at the doors), but they often mess up the playback of the CDs.

Posted by: willswords at September 4, 2006 01:36 PM

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