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"Myself I sympathise with the impulse to own few things, though for me
books tend to be an exception to that (as for many people with hackerish
tendencies:"

Exactly how I am, too.

stevo


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 6:32 AM, Alex Fink <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On Tue, 20 May 2014 22:21:32 -0400, C. Brickner <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >Thank you!  Those are just my books on linguistic subjects.  Perhaps I
> can offer some of the other non-linguistic books on this list, if given
> permission.
>
> I hardly feel that it's my role to grant permission, but I'd have no
> objection to your offering the other books here.
>
> There is one thing that I think merits consideration, namely that it would
> be unfortunate if the list were overrun by short messages claiming dibs on
> some of your volumes.  Maybe ask for responses offlist? -- though that
> could generate lots more duplicate requests for you to sift through.  Maybe
> you could e.g. put a page in userspace on Frathwiki listing what's left, or
> even run the whole affair that way?  Or perhaps this is all an unrealistic
> worry, since your first offer didn't generate a great flood of responses.
>
> >I do not use these books anymore.  Not to be morbid, but...
> >I am 71, retired, single and live alone.  My brothers are not interested
> in the same subjects as I am. I want to leave my estate (!) as easy as
> possible for my executors to handle.
>
> May that day not be unduly soon.
> Myself I sympathise with the impulse to own few things, though for me
> books tend to be an exception to that (as for many people with hackerish
> tendencies: I thought there was a quote to this effect in the Jargon File,
> but couldn't now turn it up.  I was in fact a little surprised to learn Sai
> lacks the book exception).
>
> Alex
>