In 1993 I was a recent college grad and working as a temp receptionist. One day a traveling salesman came through the office and charmed me into buying a hot-off-the-presses, 1200-page, illustrated, one-volume encyclopedia.
I don’t think I paid anywhere near the $75 cover price. But whatever I paid, it’s held its value… at least up until today’s age of “Just Google It.”
Deb and I laughed to read this postscript on the “skiing” entry:
“Recently, monoboarding or the use of a single, very broad ski, similar to a surf board, used with the feet facing the front and placed together, has become increasingly popular. See ‘surfing.’ “
Wonder if anyone thought, then, that “monoboarding” (under a new name) would ever make the Olympics?