Monday, April 27, 2015

Daily Thoughts 04/27/2015

The Readers, 1890, Jacques-Emile Blanche

Daily Thoughts 04/27/2015

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.  I also checked some new books.

I read another chapter in Start A Revolution Stop Acting Like A Library by Ben Bizzle.  I am reading about different types of marketing; billboards, lawn signs, drink coasters, giveaways, newspapers, and other traditional marketing channels.

I also read a bit more from The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage. I rather like the black and white illustrations.  Some of them remind me a little bit of the illustrations in Alice in Wonderland.   I also like that the subjects being focused on are economics, manufacturing, science, and invention.

I read a little bit of Americanah.  I am reading about a woman getting her hair braided.  This is something I have not read before.

Web Bits

New York Public Library Struggling With an Aging System

When Library Time Means Screen Time

The Google Killer Builder Is Now Ready for You To License

The Future of Reading: There's No Mystery About It-- Walter Mosley


Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers

We're Barreling Towards a Robot Based Economy Where All Profits go to the Robots' Owners


Global Oversupply of Capital and Labor Challenges Policy Makers

This reminds me of the second part of post scarcity economics that goes along with automation, abundance.  An excellent book on the topic is Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandia.  It reminds of a third part that happens also which people are not prepared for The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, The Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin.  New things are happening economically which many people are not prepared for.

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