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December 3, 2002

A Truly World Wide Marketplace

The web continues to amaze me. I just dashed home in time to do a last minute bid on E-Bay for something that caught my eye a few days ago: a 1790 engraving of an imagined scene in Sierra Leone. It was originally published in London and was just sold by someone in Cyprus. I got it for $10.50 from the comfort of the couch in my den! Pretty amazing price for something more than two centuries old. It would be interesting to know what path this picture has taken over all that time and where it will go from here. Guess I'll have to wait for Merck to come up with an omniscience pill.