the more complex and mysterious the world becomes. The more we know, the more we find how much there is to know, how much work there is to do, if only we didn't have to worry about getting paid or recognized for doing it. Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything makes me think I'd be willing to help with catalog building, classification, pattern recognition, speculation, and maybe I wouldn't be unhappy about not winning a prize or being listed as a reference. Anyway, Bryson ought to win a prize for this. We ought to be proud that our day and age gave rise to such work.