Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store

Boing Boing put me onto this online short story. Its really very good, and it distracted me from the book I am meant to be reading by not only being clever, but also by using jargon in a manner that not only furthered the story, but (and here’s the rare bit) didn’t make me immediately cringe. The story is also chock full of quotable quotes, of which I will supply you with one:

I can’t stop squirming. If fidgets were Wikipedia edits, I would have completely revamped the entry on guilt by now, and translated it into six new¬†languages.

An excellent short story of our modern times.