Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Daily Thoughts 08/06/2013

The Book Lover, Frantisek, Kupka, 1897
Daily Thoughts 08/06/2013

This morning, I read some more of Operation Storm.  The author John J. Geoghegan specializes in writing about unusual inventions.  The central device in this story is the Japanese I-400, a submarine capable of carrying 2 float planes for very long distances.  It was a disruptive technology in its time.  It reminds me of other examples of disruptive technology which did not appear to go anywhere like the Convair Sea Dart, a jet powered seaplane which only flew as a prototype, or the Lockheed Martin P-791 Stealth Blimp.  The book itself is very much about how technology develops and choices people make.

This morning, I checked the social media for the library.  I also checked the displays.  I spent a little time looking at the Overdrive Advantage program for libraries.  Hopefully, by the end of the week, all the fiction books will be put back in the fiction room.  I am looking forward to it.

I spent a little bit of time on weeding today.  We also had two computer classes; a Microsoft Word class and a Fundamentals of Computer Operations class.

On the way home, I read a little bit of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.  Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors.

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