Carl Zimmer is a science writer whose blog, for years, has had a special section devoted to science tattoos from numerous disciplines: Science Tattoo Emporium. There are even a few linguistics tattoos! He recently released a beautiful-quality book based on the Emporium, the appropriately titled Science Ink; I got my very own copy earlier this year.
Last week, he offered signed bookplates to any and all of his blog followers who wanted one. I sent the kind man an email request, and received a bookplate within a few days, by post:
This is one of the most fabulous things about the Internet: its ability to put artists, writers, musicians, scientists, and all kinds of nifty minds in direct contact with other nifty and/or appreciative minds. It’s an extraordinary, evolving environment, and I am delighted every time I see the technology used in a particularly engaging manner.