Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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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