To those of you who doubt the greatness of this site, please note that the Grocery List Collection is required reading for MIT’s “Social Visualization” OpenCourseWare class (see “SES #7”). So there.
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“Wacky dude Bill Keaggy has amassed more than 700 grocery lists. How they wind up in his hands is rather mysterious: people find them and mail them to him, or he collects them from parking lots and linoleum floors of grocery stores. Laugh at the typos (the word ‘banana’ daunts …
Had no idea G4TV could send so much traffic this way. Thanks Sarah’s Gems of the Internet!
Over at The Morning News: “A ‘collector, maker, and breaker of things,’ since 1997 Bill Keaggy has amassed a collection of over 700 grocery lists. Francis Raven talks with him about his collecting habits and why it is that nobody can spell ‘bannana‘ ‘bananna‘ ‘banana.’”
The Washington Post didn’t fix the URL, but the good folks at the San Jose Mercury News got us linked up right.
Look who’s linking to us at del.icio.us.
If anyone can translate this for us we’d appreciate it: “Nederland vormt geen uitzondering als het gaat om het ordenen van gedachten op papier. Dat bewijst Bill Keaggy. Deze uit St. Louis afkomstige verzamelaar vond in 1997 op de parkeerplaats van een winkelcentrum een boodschappenlijstje. Hij besloot vervolgens elk volgend …
The Advertiser: NET ADVENTURES: “We all do it, well, most of us. Write lists, that is. For absolutely no good reason at all, there is a website devoted exclusively to other people’s shopping lists. Sounds weird. Is weird. But utterly additive.” Seems I should be updating more frequently, eh?
Welcome new visitors! Many thanks to the good and friendly fans of grocery lists who let us know we were mentioned in the Guardian and Bon Appetit. Now I feel really guilty about being so behind on uploading new lists… Anyway, kudos to the other cool sites mentioned: sliceny.com | …
Another media mention: Planning meets execution | “The other day my wife found a great article in The New York Times. It was about a Web site that posts grocery lists. Now these are scans of actual lists posted for the world to see at www.grocerylists.org.”