Boy Holding a Book (Portrait of Lorenzo Tiepolo), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, oil on canvas, New Orleans Museum of Art, circa 1747-1750
Daily Thoughts 01/10/2014
This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library. I also checked the news on the city budget. The budget hearing at 7:00 p.m. will be live streamed tonight. http://new.livestream.com/CMVNY/Meetings
On the way to work, I read some more of Strategy A History. Lawrence Freedman is writing about the strategy of revolution and the development of professional revolutionaries. He writes about the Jacobins, Marx, Engel, Bakunin and many other revolutionary leaders.
This morning, I checked the displays and the gift books. We had a management meeting this morning where we discussed a variety of issues. We are working on redesigning the Mount Vernon Public Library website. It is a work in progress right now. http://www.mountvernonpubliclibrary.org
This afternoon, I printed some flyers for the computer classes.
I also compiled the monthly statistics for December and wrote the monthly departmental report.
The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation
47% of existing jobs in the United States can be replaced with automation and algorithms. Imagine a world where work becomes something completely different. There is a choice here, either a free society with plenty of leisure, or a world of drudgery for the majority. I can see large parts of my job could be replaced by computerisation.
I Read You Loud and Clear