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Imagine the advantages of always having an encyclopedia,
entire works of Shakespeare, Flann O'Brian and anything
you can conceive, engraved in micro script on your
These would be viewed using a super slim, powerful
device. Entire art galleries could be
"at hand" and the
"thumbnail sketch" could take on a new meaning as the
Chapel revealed its splendour on the corner of an index
finger nail. The possibilities are endless. The information
would naturally need regular refreshing, but such is the way
of all printed matter. As a deterrent to nail biting, what
be better than confining the last pages of any publication
the outer edge of the nail that is usually the preferred
of the nervous and ill at ease.
just found this.... [xenzag, Apr 03 2011]
masses and masses of data, until he clips those ugly buggers off. [fischerman, Apr 03 2011]
|You've like, so nailed that pun xen dude. Cuticle.
|I don't know much about the size of micro script, I'm guessing rather small, but shirley the complete works of Shakespeare still wouldn't fit?
|Lots of exam takers, nonchalantly checking their cuticles rather too regularly...
|One of our lecturers (Doug Hainline) let us take a 5"x3" card in to our 1st year exams. He was a genius really. He knew that in order to make the notes fit onto the card (and you could!) you had to par-away all the rubbish and compact the pure info... That's normally called revising. Almost everyone took him up, and almost everyone passed! Hardly anyone referred to their cards. Like I said, genius.
|"Billy, don't bite your nails!"
"I'm editing, Miss."
|[Dub] - that is very good!.
|//engraved in micro script on your fingernails//
sorry, but a thumb is a thumb not a finger. please change the title to fingernail library. or be PUNished!
|you'd have to get it re-inscribed after every nail-
clipping. unless you were one of those guinness
world record guys who grew their fingernails absurdly
long, in which case you'd have tremendous amounts
of information at your fingertips, provided you could
find it in the tremendous heaps of fingernail that
you have flopping from your hands <link>
|The Imperial Chinese aristocracy was renowned for its
dedication to scholarship, and also notable for the length of
its fingernails. As all the world knows, under that
system, one rose to high office by sitting for examinations
on classical texts. Cheating was rife, and ingenious
techniques were used to smuggle cribs into the exams. How
they must have sniggered at the gullible Europeans who
believed that line about "The long fingernails show I do no
|This was actually one of the first ideas I ever posted here.
|So, I'm out in the field doing some welding repairs on a
customer's bulldozer. Using my recently-purchased-
surgically-implanted Thumbnail Library, I call up the
orginal design schematics of that model and year of
bulldozer, discover that the steel gusset I have just tack-
welded into place is slightly out of alignment. How handy
is that? I could have spent hours flipping through page
after page of service manuals to find that out. Delighted
over the time I've saved and congradulating myself over
having wisely invested in such a useful device, I hold the
gusset steady with one hand and raise my hammer...