158.723 Meaning: Dewey Decimal?

Today I was browsing the 'post secret' website and I found an interesting number: 158.723.
The secret was supposedly posted by a librarian and it was basically a picture of a book page that said: "I have a case of 158.723 and it is turning me into the kind of librarian that I hate."
Does anyone know the meaning of the number 158.723?

I couldn't find much information about it on the web. I believe it is a dewey decimal but I'm not sure. What is the meaning of 158.723?

asked by Alex in Internet | 11285 views | 02-21-2011 at 12:19 AM

158.723 in the Dewey Decimal system is job burnout and work stress. That's the meaning.
So in this case, the librarian is saying that he is stressed out and that he is turning into a person he doesn't like.
I didn't know why 158.723 was so popular on twitter and now that I read your question I realize it's from post secret.

answered by Maggie | 02-21-2011 at 12:21 AM

Thanks for the explanation. I was really confused about the 158.723 number, I thought the meaning was about the librarian having a mental problem or something.

answered by Guest | 02-21-2011 at 05:50 AM

Thanks for asking! Just now I went on post secret and started googling what that meant! and then this came up thanks!

answered by Guest | 02-22-2011 at 08:13 AM

Hahaha, good old postsecret. Again, thanks for asking so everyone else could find out!

answered by Guest | 02-22-2011 at 06:42 PM

The librarian may be a woman too...

answered by Guest | 02-23-2011 at 08:42 PM

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