The Once & Future Projects

Scot Kamins kamins at
Sun Feb 9 20:33:16 EST 2003


The recent contributions to the dormant DJ Designers project and the 
active DJ Variations project had me reflecting in the shower as to 
the state of all Dogeared projects. I have come to the following 


DJ Designers - I declare this finished (as opposed to "complete" - 
meaning that, while more could be added, I'm done with it). I thought 
I might spend time adding to it, but I believe that it currently has 
enough info in it to be useful to those interested in what it has to 
offer. If folks make new contributions that are easy to add, I'll add 
that material. Nothing major will happen to it.

DJ Variations - this project will continue as active. It has been 
tremendously successful thus far, and folks seem to enjoy it judging 
by the feedback I get. Besides, I think it's great fun to do. I hope 
that more people will contribute - it would be really something if we 
could  get examples of every true variation (except color, of course).

Guide Corrections - I'm behind in my entries, to be sure. Luckily, 
the number of additions and corrections has slowed down. It's a 
useful project, I think, but I have to admit that it's boring to do. 
I'm not yet willing to declare it finished, however.


Faults - last year I started to assemble info for a project that 
would be a primer on DJ and book faults. I've decided that (1) it's 
not sufficiently directly related to ML collecting to deserve space 
on Dogeared, and (2) there's enough info elsewhere on the Web, 
including some info that's well-illustrated. If I get the time, I'l 
pull together a link list (but it's way low in my priorities).


ML ListServ Index - this would involve setting up links between book 
images and info about those books as gleaned from the ListServ 
archives. This would be very time consuming, but quite valuable. 
Perhaps the Current and Future Authors of The Guide would rather 
include the info in the next paper edition???

Misc Content Index by Author - clicking one of the MISC books in the 
DJ database would bring up an index of authors in that book. I might 
even add titles for novellas, plays, short stories, and essays (but 
NOT poems - too much work!!!). I think this would be tremendously 
useful for those of us who actually READ our books.  I for one am 
always forgetting what works are included in these anthologies.

SOOOOOOO - comments?


Scot Kamins
Portland Oregon Real Estate Broker
(with Scott Trahan Realty Brokerage)
"I Listen."
(503) 997-0199

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