Sunday, June 28, 2009


The BBC reports that the Manchester Museum has just employed a hermit. Ansuman Biswas, 43, will spend 40 days living in the Museum's tower, contemplating things "lost" and the impact of extinction during his confinement. Communication will be limited to his blog (of course). Mr Biswas says he will be passing his time by singing. I'm scratching my head as to what will distingish Mr. Biswas from a typical collections manager: his job was massively oversubscribed (300 applicants), he's going to refuse to speak to anyone while working, and he'll spend his time worrying about lost stuff. So I guess it must be the singing, right?

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