Friday, January 10, 2014

Daily Thoughts 01/10/2014

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.

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. 

This afternoon, I printed some flyers for the computer classes.

I also compiled the monthly statistics for December and wrote the monthly departmental report.

Web Bits

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

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