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04 April 2006



Sorry, but the end of the world (at least the parts which use the Gregorian calendar, and have a fundamentalist interpretation of the Book of Revelations) will come on the morning of June 6 of this year. (06:06:06 AM, 06/06/06). Since this is the same date using either US or world conventions for date display, it is obviously twice as dire as tomorrow morning. :-)

former student

I had a question from a patron today regarding 01:02:03 on 04/05/06. She wanted to know if that exact second had a special name. I failed to consult this DDC blog at that time, and was therefore unable to inform her that it would be called "the end of the world". But I did manage to transfer her to the Science & Technology Department (500-699, except 650-659 which is in business; we use Dewey 14, btw) of the library where, as you've graciously noted, Horology is housed. I'd like to credit the wisdom you shared in your cataloging course for my hunch to transfer the woman to the appropriate Dewey section of the library. Happy National Library Worker's Day to you.

Giles Martin

I don't know if it's been mentioned before, but the longest Dewey number consisting of consecutive digits is 345.678 (which is for the criminal law of Tanzania, in case you really want to know).

And 666 is ceramic and allied technologies -- but I'm sure you knew that already.

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