CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is OneLetterWords.com.
Here's a sketch sealed in a black envelope, encased in an ebonite box, and photographed in a darkened room. It's a testament to how difficult it is to get one's art seen anymore. From The Evolution of Forces by Gustave Le Bon, 1908.
If you love your margarine like you love being enveloped by steam from a train on a Norwegian fjord at dawn with your loved one, then Mustad's Margarin is apparently for you. By Othar Holmboe, 1905. Scanned by the Nasjonalbiblioteket