Monday, October 14, 2013

Daily Thoughts 10/13/2013 and 10/14/2014

Woman Reading,Max Weber, 1916

Daily Thoughts 10/13/2013 and 10/14/2014

I spent a little time updating my home machine for digital media. I loaded the Kindle for PC program and read the e-book, Red Ink Inside the High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget by David Wessel. It is a primer on the different reasons that the budget is a mess. It writes about the different people involved in the process from Leon Panetta to Lew Archer. What it clearly says is that the budget is a fiscal mess and needs to be cleaned up. I think the author is trying to be neutral and paint a picture more than take sides.

I looked through the different services available for digital media through the Westchester Library System. Total Boox is the system which specifically says it is both iPad and Android focused Most of the systems are android focused.

I also have been reading a little more of Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon. The author includes the attack on the World Trade Center, 9/11 as part of the plot of the novel. It gives the story an edge. I finished reading Bleeding Edge Today. I enjoyed the story. It does not feel completed, but it had a very Manhattan feel to it.

Web Bits

Abandoned Mark Twain Branch Detroit Public Library

The End of the Library MG Siegler

7 Unconventional Reasons You Should Absolutely Be Reading Books

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