Happy Bloomsday, Dear Readers

James JoyceToday is the day readers around the world commemorate the anniversary of June 16, 1904, the date upon which all the events of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, take place, when Leopold Bloom wanders the streets of Dublin, just as Joyce himself did on a first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle. This Bloomsday memory, and its message, in today's New York Times, are worth considering: The ‘Learning Knights’ of Bell Telephone.