June 16, 2004


Many years ago, I was dating a woman who was getting a much fancier college education that I ever did.

She was reading Ulysses.

I picked it up and read a few pages. Interesting, but that's as far as I ever went with it.

Apparently the novel Ulysses, which is of course a major classic, took place all on one day. June 16, in the year 1904. So if you're a James Joyce person, today, the 100th anniversary of that day, is a special day.

Google has created one of its special logos for it. Ed Cone is the one who called my attention to this significance. Here's the first posting I came across that explains what's what.

Posted by jackhodgson at June 16, 2004 10:18 AM