Sunday, March 23, 2014

Daily Thoughts 03/23/2014

[Theodore Roosevelt seated at desk, reading, roses in vase at right]
Date Created/Published: c1907 May 27. 

Daily Thoughts 03/23/2014

I spent some time checking the social media for the library.  I also read a little bit more of No Ordinary Time.  There was a bit on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II as well as discrimination against African Americans in the United States navy.

I started reading The Second Machine Age, Work, Progress, and Prosperity In a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfson and Andrew McAfee. I am reading about how the idea that machines are better at computation and humans are better at pattern recognition is starting to unravel.  I am also reading about how machines are being designed so they can do more tasks that are accomplished by humans.

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, there will be an election for four of the Mount Vernon Public Library Board of Trustees positions.

Web Bits

American Libraries Learn to Read Teenagers

How Public Libraries Are Solving America's Reading Problem

Is the World Ready for a... Comics Truck

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