Craig Conley has been called a "language fanatic" by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, and a "cult hero" by Publisher's Weekly. An eccentric scholar, Conley's ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the "virtual pet" in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular "Tamagotchi" in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size.
Craig left academia to become a full-time lexicographer and scholar of magic. He is author of Magic Words: A Dictionary and Magic Archetypes: The Art Behind the Science of Conjuring. His study of the primal power of the alphabet, One-Letter Words: A Dictionary, is published by HarperCollins. He is co-author of the McGraw-Hill textbook Human Diversity: A Guide for Understanding.
• Abecedarian Web Log
• Strange & Unusual Dictionaries
• The Magician's Hidden Library
Photos of Eccentric Scholar (1)
- Project Weather 620,412 photos, 88,670 members
- HDR Panoramas 21,717 photos, 5,169 members
- Extremely Large Panoramas 10,000x minimum 1,569 photos, 657 members
- Barber pole lighthouses of the world 170 photos, 19 members
- St. Augustine 10,184 photos, 752 members
- Rainbow Organization 691 photos, 110 members
- The Flickr Oracle 16 photos, 2 members
- Flickrholics - 3900+ members * Invite your Contacts 292,399 photos, 4,197 members
- Rainbow of Books 296 photos, 413 members
- Portmeirion 5,076 photos, 391 members
Eccentric Scholar doesn't have any testimonials yet.
- Eccentric Scholar
- April 2007
- Evansville, IN
- St. Augustine, FL, US
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Independent Scholar