Yesterday was Interesting, in the best sense of the word. I’m not going to post about the talks or upload photos to Flickr because other people are doing that, more quickly and with more skill than I could.
No, I’m going to talk about the sign in the lobby. This isn’t quite as odd as it may seem, since it has turned up on Flickr a fair bit.
The Postal Mechanisation Study Circle was even mentioned during the day (I think by Russell, although I’ve forgotten now). Chris dug a bit and found their web site, along with an introductory page which talks about “a 200 page book BRITISH LETTER SORTING CODES covering a substantial range of the known data”.
I haven’t looked up any of the other groups yet, but I did notice that one of the captions and a comment on another of the photos worked towards the same joke, deployed best as “”I bet the atheist meet up people were really miffed when they found out the Bertrand Russell room was already booked.”
Some of the groups were still meeting even after Interesting had left.
I can’t even figure out which of the multiple acryonyms that Google returns for “ACEM” that’s likely to be.
Anyway, I thought that was mildly interesting. Possibly.