AN ARMY OF DAVIDS HAS A RECURSIVE MOMENT: So I ordered a bunch of beautiful custom bookplates to use in the autograph-by-mail setup I mentioned earlier. When they came they were beautiful, but with a slick finish that made them impossible to write on, even with a sharpie. Since the mailed-in requests were already piling up, I wasn't sure what to do. "Make your own," suggested my wife. D'oh! I got some label stock, added in an image of the book, and produced custom bookplates that looked as good as the ones I ordered, but that took ink. Problem solved. It's like technology was empowering me to do things for myself that used to take a big organization or something!