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.
The words "Phosphoric acid" over a row of capital I's? How to make sense of this scan by the Internet Archive from the Elementary Treatise on Stock Feeds and Feeding (1911)? We find the answer in Philip M. Bailey's Homeopathic Psychology (1995): people of the phosphoric acid personality type are "often selfish, obsessed with self-gratification."
You've heard that the fabric of space and time is knit together in countless ways. Here is one of them, from 1958.