Daily Thoughts 9/13/2011
On the way to work, I finished reading The Influencing Machine Brooke Gladstone on the Media. The last part I was reading was on objectivity, bias, and transparency. The idea of complete transparency is bothersome. Transparency does not allow for much anonymity or privacy.
This morning, I updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts and checked the displays. I also spent some time on Lynda.com studying Indesign CS5. I also started an introductory course for Drupal and signed up for http://www.drupal.org
A bit on the fresco, "Decorative composition of Gobelin Tapestries" for the Mt. Vernon Public done by Louise Brann. http://www.mountvernonpubliclibrary.org/node/286
There is a special meeting of the Board of Trustees tonight at 6:30 p.m.
I read some more of Blur on the way home. The authors describe how aggregating and selecting news is a form of editing. Trusted sites become places where people go for news. People who can successfully select and manage aggregated content are performing a type of journalism. This is worth thinking about.
Very nice poster of Abraham Lincoln reading.
Lawsuit Seeks The Removal of Digital Book Collection