The Pensive Reader, Mary Cassatt, 1894
Daily Thoughts 02/25/2016
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
I read some more of Postcapitalism. I am reading about how capitalism adjusts to changes in technology. The author describes 2008 when the United States economy almost collapsed as a point where new information technology took a major role in the economy. He describes this as part of a cyclical change in how capitalism works.
I checked the gift books and the displays this morning. I also spent some time discussing a refund procedure for the copy machine. I am also working on policies for the public computers as well as staff training.
This afternoon, the book club discussed On Her Own Ground: The Life and Time of Madam C.J. Walker by A'leila Bundles. We are going to read Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copland in March. March is Women's History Month.
Tonight, we have the Adult Board Games Night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
There is also an African American Genealogy class focusing on family trees run by a colleague tonight at 6:00 p.m.
In the computer lab, there is a Beginning Microsoft Excel class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..
I played a few board games tonight including checkers and Scrabble.
I also discussed purchasing some tablets with colleagues. We are looking at the Samsung Galaxy. I am hoping we can get some book apps.
On the way home, I read a little bit more of Postcapitalism. Paul Mason cites Peter Drucker's concept of the "Universally Educated Person" as a precursor for changes in society. I find Paul Mason's idea of the networked individual who spends a lot of time on their cell phone or internet not a particularly convincing model for a "Universally Educated Person" who can take complex ideas and turn them into workable products. I think the style Paul Mason is writing in is at least partially directed at the young educated upwardly mobile hip liberal crowd.
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