for Fun. . .
What do you collect?
As a part-time auctioneer and antique dealer I've
come to believe that humans are naturally hunter-gatherers and that
people have a natural instinct to collect things. From the dawn of
time, cavemen collected shiny stones and I believe that we all have
a hoarding instinct.
Your first response might be "No, I'm not a collector", but if you
think closely you will remember the baseball cards or shot glasses
that you have kept as souvenirs. Some people are Philatelists (my
that sounds dirty doesn't it: "I heard that Joe is a philatelist") and others
collect beanie-babies or Pez dispensers.
I once knew a woman who collected cookie jars,
and her house was filled floor-to-ceiling with shelves to display
We all know that computer professionals are unique people, we would
like to hear from you about your collection, large or small. For
example, I collect rare marbles, Roman and Greek antiquities, old
books, prints and maps (especially incunabula),
and I have a prized collection of Maxfield Parrish prints.
Janet is more focused, with an extensive
collection of Carnival and depression glass, and her antique horse
So tell, us, what do you collect?
Just send us an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish your collection along
with the other Oracle professionals! Be sure to include you name
collect adventure comic strips from the 1960-current,
such as Tarzan, Phantom, Mandrake, Flash Gordon, Modesty
Blaise, James Bond, Prince Valiant, etc. When I was a
kid, I used to collect them by cutting them from
Newspapers and magazines. Now I scan and save them in
my computer or I download them from various websites.
missing quite a lot in my collections and would love it
if I can get them from others. I am willing to share my
scans with them.
As a child I collected:
Bottle caps (soda, beer, anything)
empty cigarette packs
toys from Cereal boxes
toy cars (matchbox and hot wheels)
Once I left home, my younger brother trashed it all. I
still hold it against him.
Bill Zeledon, OCA 9i DBA
collect Oracle books!
collect Glass Items