"And although this art is so wonderful, still it is held in no honor . . . The reasons are various, it seems to me; first, the art is concerned with useless matters; second, it is practiced by men of low degree."
G. Cardano on card tricks,
De Subtilitate, 1554
WELCOME TO JOHN BANNON'S CYBERSPACE
John Bannon has been screwing around with playing cards for over forty years. He still has a few tricks up his sleeve.