Thursday, March 3, 2011
Daily Thoughts 3/3/2011
Today has been another quiet, steady day. I read some of The Experience Economy this morning on the train to work. I like how they describe the difference between providing a service and providing a complete experience. For example, a birthday party, a trip down the grand canyon, a game of laser tag, a workshop is an experience. This was quite different.
This morning, I checked on the survey, checked the displays, and did a little more updating on the Twitter account. I also spent some time thinking about inexpensive places to take classes for librarians; http://www.webjunction.org/ Webjunction, http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/index.cfm American Library Association Online Courses, http://www.metro.org/en/cev/mon/ Metro New York, and various Meetups like the New York Librarians Meetup http://www.meetup.com/nylibrarians/
The book, The Information A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick came in for me to read. James Gleick is the author of Chaos which is a book about chaos theory in physics. I enjoyed reading Chaos because it reminded me a bit of when I went to the University of California Santa Cruz.