Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Daily Thoughts 1/12/2011
I am reading What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly. Kevin Kelly helped launch Wired magazine. There is a new term which the author creates called the technium which is the globally interconnected web of technology around us. It reminds me a bit of the gaia hypothesis which compares the earth to a living organism. They are different ways to view the world.
It was snowing heavily last night. I cleaned up the displays a little bit and worked on some minor projects; getting a button on the website so people can join our email list, converting a few flyers into jpgs for the website, and picking out some more graphic novels and dvds for the Graphic Novels club next week. I also set the date for our first order meeting of the year. Things are going steadily and smoothly.
I checked out The Other Side of Innovation Solving The Executtion Challenge by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble. It is published by Harvard Business Review Press.
I updated my selected links page with a few new links.
Permanence Matters is an argument for printing hardcover books on better quality paper. I think the hardcover titles that should survive should have better design, quality, and permanence. http://www.permanencematters.com/
Sisters In Crime, The Mystery Book Consumer In The Digital Age http://bit.ly/hQlHsG