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Almanac paranoia

Posted by Christopher Shea  August 4, 2010 10:08 AM

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A classic in the annals of misguided anti-terror efforts: In 2003, the FBI

warn[ed] police nationwide to be alert for people carrying almanacs, cautioning that the popular reference books could be used for terrorist planning....The warning came as a surprise to publishers of almanacs, which range from statistical tomes listing the tallest buildings and the longest bridges to folksy journals including planetary charts and apple-pie recipes.

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Via Ben Schott, a man with a vested interest in almanacs, who also points to this gem, for font geeks: "So You Need a Typeface?"

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