Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We're ready for Masonic control now, please.

Whenever I talk about LibraryThing among librarians I mention all the libraries that generally fall beneath their radar—churches, historical societies, house museums, birthing centers, Masonic lodges—and how LibraryThing is great for them. In fact, we've done smashingly among churches (and a number of synagogues and temples), and well enough with the others, but I don't think we have a single Masonic lodge!

Something is clearly wrong. Are the Masons against us? Are the Masons supporting Shelfari?

The recent anniversary of the Great Seal of the United States got me thinking. What if we made our sympathies clear? So we've redesigned the Great Seal of LibraryThing (formerly the Orca). Social-Networking World domination here were come.

Translations: "He approves our tags." "A new order of books."

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Blogger Ross said...

Will there be a secret electronic handshake?

2/13/2008 4:56 PM  
Blogger kittent said...


librarians are secret masters of the universe; they control information. Don't ever piss one off--spider robinson

2/13/2008 5:09 PM  
Blogger slickdpdx said...

I know you have at least one thelemic temple's library on here. I run across that library every once in awhile, but don't recall the username. I think its in Portland, Oregon.

2/13/2008 7:32 PM  
Anonymous muninn said...

I second kittent, I would buy that t-shirt.

Maybe the Masons want to be know, wined and dined before they jump into bed with LT? Or maybe LT should play hard to get.

Yes, that's it, the Masons should send LT chocolate for Valentine's day. I hope they know.

2/13/2008 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Donogh said...

Everything is miscellaneous, or so you might think!

2/14/2008 3:25 AM  
Blogger anne mancine said...

This is a vast improvement over the orca. I approve.

I have to admit, I am a little afraid of Masons, though.

2/14/2008 11:08 AM  
Blogger JShorr said...

My old lodge (in Athens, Ohio) had a a nice little library -- nothing huge, but a good selection. I'll forward this page along to them to see if I can get something started.


2/17/2008 2:12 PM  
Blogger slickdpdx said...

That's it!

2/20/2008 11:00 PM  
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2/21/2008 7:33 PM  

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