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Shakespeare and the electronic age
March 7, 2001 2:21 PM   Subscribe

Shakespeare and the electronic age For those who studied or read Shakespeare some time ago, this quick test can help determine whether you recall the Bard's work or confuse it with the language of technology and more recent forms of entertainment. Not to sound Onan-like, score yourself.
posted by Postroad (6 comments total)

 
Wow, ten out of ten. What dumb luck. I’ve only read Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth.
posted by gleemax at 2:28 PM on March 7, 2001


Nine outta ten. Come on, does "Pointz" really look like a Shakespearean name??!?
posted by wiremommy at 4:01 PM on March 7, 2001


Have to say that I am going to hit the 'Collected Works' tonight out of curiosity -- I share wiremommy's disbelief re: Pointz!
posted by pupper at 4:31 PM on March 7, 2001


I'll third that notion. I don't remember any Pointz from anything I've read. And I consider my readings of the Bard's portfolio quite extensive.
posted by OneBallJay at 4:42 PM on March 7, 2001


It's "Poins," not "Pointz."

I wonder if this quiz will be enough to make people theorize that Bill Gates is the real author of Shakespeare. Clearly, some Elizabethan guy who didn't have the foresight to include Linux wasn't brilliant enough to have created King Lear.
posted by anapestic at 5:06 PM on March 7, 2001


Clearly, some Elizabethan guy who didn't have the foresight to include Linux wasn't brilliant enough to have created King Lear.

Tho' the spread of Shakespeare's canon, through a mixture of official distributions (folios), packages (good and bad quartos) and patches (scholarly editions) is definitely closer to the Linux way than the MS practice: Shakespeare don't issue no service packs.
posted by holgate at 5:11 PM on March 7, 2001


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