Internet for Kids Learn2.com 1998 Submitter: I don’t even know where to start…it’s a vhs tape…that teaches kids how to use the internet…and it comes with a floppy disk! Do kids even know what vhs tapes and floppy disks are?!
Slide Rule Manual Young 1973 Submitter: Think your posts on computer viruses are something? How about books about calculators that were obsolete when Bananarama was on the charts, or a book on using a freaking slide rule that’s positively Paleolithic.
The Information Revolution The Reference Shelf, v.65, no. 5 1995 Submitter: We’re slowly working our way through the social sciences section, and I hit a set of shelves that had some of the most outdated and useless books I’d seen
Princeton Review: Cracking the System: the GMAT Martz, Katzman, and Robinson 1989 Submitter: When doing an inventory of test preparation books held at my community college library, I discovered the only three GMAT books we owned were from 1989, 1990,
Brothers and Sisters of Retarded Children: an Exploratory Study Grossman 1972 Submitter: I was searching the library’s catalogue yesterday for potential preschool storytime books using the subject heading “siblings” and stumbled upon this book. I was dumbfounded that a title
The Urantia Book Urantia Foundation 1975 They had me at superuniverses. Forgive the snark, but has anyone heard of this beyond a google search? Anyone had a reference question with this and is it a keeper? ALB is keeping an
Take Better Pictures: The Kodak Library of Creative Photography Eastman Kodak Company 1983 Submitter: I was helping a patron today who was looking for books in our photography section and I came across a series of books by Kodak from
Swimming and Diving The American Red Cross 1938 Submitter: I can’t believe this book survived two circ system upgrades, including re-barcoding, and an inventory! The copyright date is 1938. Seriously. Our book is a 37th printing, and according to the