Skip

Tiny books in Russian
November 5, 2009 2:49 AM   Subscribe

Tiny books in Russian and some contents at this site. (Previously)
posted by twoleftfeet (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
This too there: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:01 AM on November 5, 2009


These books hold a TINY bit of knowledge!
posted by The Devil Tesla at 3:14 AM on November 5, 2009


Some say that Konenko created the world's smallest book, but that was before nanotechnology.

I really shouldn't keep adding details to the original post here in the comments, but it just didn't feel right to write a big post about such a tiny subject.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:27 AM on November 5, 2009


Yee-haw!
posted by fleacircus at 3:55 AM on November 5, 2009


Part of the appeal is the potential of making a big statement in a very small space. Sometimes I think my comments are very important, but I'm not sure they warrant a huge number of pixels on other people's screens. And the idea of micro-expression is interesting as an artistic form; the textual version of micro-sculpture. There is really no hope for me to have a post that is shorter than this one (not unless the mods allow posts of zero character length) but a post that expresses a lot in a little space is like seeing the universe in a grain of sand.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:06 AM on November 5, 2009


Damn you twoleftfeet, I upped the magnification on my browser to the highest setting and I still can't read your comment. It looked like this.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 4:13 AM on November 5, 2009


I still can't read your comment.

Just don't quote me on that! Or you will see the text. The links, though, are a little harder to see.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:20 AM on November 5, 2009


tiny curtains opened and we heard the tiny clap of little hands
a tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all them folks
posted by bwg at 4:49 AM on November 5, 2009


What twoleftfeet said was:

"Part of the appeal is the potential of making a big statement in a very small space. Sometimes I think my comments are very important, but I'm not sure they warrant a huge number of pixels on other people's screens. And the idea of micro-expression is interesting as an artistic form; the textual version of micro-sculpture. There is really no hope for me to have a post that is shorter than this one (not unless the mods allow posts of zero character length) but a post that expresses a lot in a little space is like seeing the universe in a grain of sand."
posted by bwg at 4:51 AM on November 5, 2009


Sorry, I shouldn't have let the cat out of the bag.
posted by bwg at 4:59 AM on November 5, 2009


Well, you missed the links.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:05 AM on November 5, 2009


I love tiny books. I have a tiny dictionary at home and it is awesome. Yay!
posted by slogger at 7:06 AM on November 5, 2009


This explains the high crime rates in post-Soviet Russia - police threats to 'throw the book at you' just carry no force with even the most mildly determined ne'er-do-well, especially in winter when they have a hat with ear-flaps on and can expect even a full set of encyclopaedias to bounce off harmlessly.
posted by Abiezer at 7:17 AM on November 5, 2009


Are these things for sale anywhere? Where can we buy them?
posted by Brentusfirmus at 7:36 AM on November 5, 2009


Are these things for sale anywhere? Where can we buy them?

The tiny books are being released for free to help boost literacy rates. For the pilot program, they are air-dropping them from dirigibles. You may already have one on your person; check your pockets and the folds of your clothing, especially the pants cuffs.
posted by sebastienbailard at 8:56 AM on November 5, 2009


Dinky!

Sebastienbailard, I believed you right up to the word "dirigibles", then the whimsy count reached Danger levels and I vanished in a puff of smoke.
posted by the cat's pyjamas at 9:08 AM on November 5, 2009


I had a very small (not this small, though) book of shakespeare sonnets in russian published in late eighties. It was the size of deck of cards and a very suitable size especially for sonnets, as each would fit on one page in a font that was just a bit smaller than usual. I see they have the sonnets in one of the images. It must be irresistible because each small poem is the same size and fits on a tiny page!
posted by rainy at 9:48 AM on November 5, 2009


> Are these things for sale anywhere?

There's a price list page, but it says it's under construction and apologizes for the temporary inconvenience.

Neat post, thanks!
posted by languagehat at 10:01 AM on November 5, 2009


« Older Like StumbleUpon for magazine articles   |   Test Card music and other delights. Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post