Of links and linkages

I have looked in the dictionary (both Macquarie* AND Oxford**) and I still don’t know why anyone would use the word linkage as a noun when plain old link will almost always suffice. Unless they are using it as a technical term in the field of genetics. Which they seldom ever are.

 

*Preferred in Australia.

**Preferred everywhere else in the known universe.

The book[ing] desk

{ Information desk, via FFFFOUND!}

I’m not sure I’d trust information sourced from behind a desk made of books that clearly can’t be opened for information-sourcing purposes, but I would certainly trust the person who designed said desk.

It’s rather reminiscent of that favourite chromatically arranged bookshelf of mine:

{ from Periodic tables of everything, which is definitely a related post }