Thursday, December 8, 2011

Daily Thoughts 12/8/2011

"Dame mit Buch" (Priesterin mit Buch?). Um 1900. Öl auf Karton. 49,5 x 63 cm

Daily Thoughts 12/8/2011

This morning, I checked the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the library.  We are slowly getting better control over the library website.  The logo was changed this morning and few adjustments were made  to the site.

On the way to work, I read some more of Free Ride.  Robert Levine is writing about why many newspapers with pay wall sites are doing far better than newspapers who have completely free content on the internet.  He is making a case for paying for the news online.  He derides the Huffington Post and praises the Wall Street Journal online.

The book, Back to Work by Bill Clinton has come in for me to read.  It should be interesting.

This afternoon, we are having the Mount Vernon Writers Network in Aisle 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  On the way to work, I stopped by to get some snacks for the event.  They are discussing a new logo for the Mount Vernon Writers Network as well as bylaws for the organization.  There should be more local authors coming tonight. 

I have been thinking a little bit more about what I will say tomorrow at the budget hearing.  Some of it will definitely be focused on computers as well as electronic devices like tablets, ebooks, and smart phones.  There is not just a digital divide between those who have little access to computers, there is also a device divide where many people have even less access to devices like E-readers and tablet computers.  It is not just access to computers that is important, there also issues surrounding training for computers.

Web Bits

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