Like every youngster _ well, some at least _ I wanted to know everything there was to know. Not that I liked school that much. With all the inventions up to that time surely, I thought, there ought to be one that could be placed on my head by a scientist and, zap, my brain would be filled.
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It was not invented yet, likely in the future, I was told. Why not read instead? But my visit to the 42nd Library in Manhattan psyched me out. Millions of books. An elderly man was pointed out to me who had been going there every day, seemingly forever, with the same intention as mine, and had yet to go through the letter A.
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