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Overheard at the Evanston Library:

Patron: I'd like to reserve time on the computer for the Internet.

Librarian: You can use it right now. What's your name?

Patron: Jones. Robert Jones.

Librarian: How do you spell it?

Patron: Jones. Just Jones, man.

--R. Dashow

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