Daily Thoughts 7/7/2009Today has been a quiet steady day. I have been weeding the 700s and mysteries. It is a slow steady process which I am going to be doing every single day. I also am evaluating the law books for weeding.
Right now, I am working on a flyer for ebooks. It is being written in Microsoft Publisher which is becoming more and more understandable for me lately. I am still running through the Professor Teaches program on my computer to learn Publisher. Right now, I am editing it.
In this months Searcher The Magazine For Database Professionals there is an article on Ray Kurzweil called The Future Still Ray Kurzweil's Singularity on Wall Street by Katherine Bertolucci. It is very interesting. Kurzweill has made a lot of predictions about the future. Kurzweil is utterly fascinating and very controversial. http://www.kurzweilai.net/index.html?flash=1 He believes that computers will become smarter than we are. He writes about it in his book The Singularity Is Near. There is something funny about the article when it says we should prepare our businesses for when computers are smarter than we are.
I also have a copy of Report of the New York State Joint Legislative Committee To Study Publication of Comics 1955 sitting on my desk. This report is important in the history of comic books because it is one of the things which led to the Comics Code Authority. The book is very interesting. It has comics like Juvenile Delinquent, My Gun Is The Jury by Melvie Spillane, and excerpts from EC comics. The report is fascinating to look at. It is part of the partial government depository in our library.