Monday, February 15, 2016

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2016

Library Lamp. Lotus, Pagoda design  - Louis Comfort Tiffany
Library Lamp, Lotus Pagoda Design, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1905

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I finished reading The Rising by Ian Tregellis.  It has a very solid ending.  I rather liked the war scenes with mechanical men attacking a giant tower.   The French use epoxy, acid, steam harpoons, and electric canons to try and fend off the advancing mechanicals.  I am looking forward to the third book in the series of the Alchemy Wars.

I have a Google Alert for Mount Vernon Public Library.  There are two other libraries that come up, Mount Vernon Public Library in Skagit, Washington and The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

I read some more of Better Living Through Criticism by A.O. Scott.  I am reading about self - criticism.

I watched a webinar called Get Out to Get Them In : Marketing Outside Your Library on Webjunction.  It mentioned a few interesting ideas.

Web Bits

Hacking the Library-Publisher Partnership at MIT

The Library Card from the Atlantic

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Warn That Robots and Artificial Intelligence Could Eliminate Work

Elon Musk

Elon Musk Tempted to Build an Electric Jet
This is wonderfully uncertain.  The rumor is intellectually delicious.

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