Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2016

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also read two graphic novels on Hoopla, Judge Dredd issues 5 and 6 both published by IDW.  There is now a 10 limit idea for using Hoopla at the Mount Vernon Public Library.

I also read some more of Better Living Through Criticism.  The author is describing the Louvre museum and criticising contemporary culture.  I rather like that he describes book lists as never ending.  Consumer culture has a habit of adding continuously to the canon of what is good to read.  All the dead white male authors will not go away, instead we will have dead authors from every single background, Chinese, African American, Hispanic in our canon of what is good literature.  There will be more books in the canon of literature than anyone can read in multiple lifetimes.  This is good in my opinion because it increases the choice of what is great literature.

Web Bits

Award Winning Graphic Novelist Encourages Kids to Read Outside Comfort Zones

L.A.'s Library of Open Data Sparks Better Government

I find open data to be a very interesting subject.  It seems to be good for citizen complaints like fixing potholes, streetlights that are broken, and getting better garbage pickup at the local level.

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