Tuesday Thingers

Today’s question, hosted by Bostonbibliphile: LT Things- t-shirts, bags,cue cats- are you into the “stuff”? Do you use a cuecat to enter your books, or do you enter them manually? What do you think of the stuff?

I’ve got a cuecat, and I thought it was wonderful when I was trying to enter a large number of books in a hurry last year. It only works on books with a standard ISBN barcode, and it takes a bit of practice, but you can run through a stack of books very quickly once you’re set up. For only one or two books it’s quicker to type the ISBN by hand, so I’m not using it much at the moment, but I don’t regret buying it.

The rest of the stuff… It’s nice stuff, and if I really needed another tote bag or teeshirt (and lived in the US, because postage adds up), I’d be perfectly happy to play walking billboard for LT. I like the designs, and I like the site. But I’ve been going to sf cons for over a decade, and already have more than enough of that sort of stuff. Pretty much a lifetime supply, in fact. So I’m not really tempted to add to the collection.

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9 thoughts on “Tuesday Thingers

  1. I’m not really tempted by any of the LT “things” either, except maybe for the tote bag. I have a real weakness for tote bags, and I wouldn’t mind doing just a little advertising for LT.

  2. That cue cat is cute! Sounds like it was handy, too, for entering shelves of books. I’m doing just a few at a time now, so it doesn’t make sense for me to get it.

  3. I have a cue-cat and I’m very happy with it, I only use it if I’m entering a pile of books. My kids found a way to use it for scanning their DVD’s so they use it quite a bit too.

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