This has been passed around, I’m sure. But the geekier parts of me finds it interesting that all of Lord of the Rings and most of the Chronicles of Narnia could be in the public domain by now, if not for the 1976 Copyright Act.
Since the picture was taken with my underfeatured Motorola cellphone (i.e. not good with night shots), here’s what the message said:
FOR EARTH DAY …
TRY THE REVOLUTIONARY,
INFORMATION RETRIEVAL UNIT
PORTABLE, NO BATTERIES, CORDLESS
EASY ON THE EYES & ON THE BUDGET …
Taken in front of Bell’s Books in Palo Alto, CA on April 21, 2010.