Sunday, June 12, 2016

Daily Thoughts 06/12/2016

Denoisel Reading in the Garden
James Jacques-Joseph Tissot, 1882, Denoisel Reading In The Garden

Daily Thoughts 06/12/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I am on the final chapter of The Industries of the Future.  I am reading about how the geography of technology will change.  In Africa, for example, the introduction of cell phones allowed people to leapfrog ahead with technology completely avoiding landlines.  There is another phenomenon which is happening, startups are starting be more widely distributed around the world.  It is becoming easier to a technology company in Israel or North Carolina instead of silicon valley for example.  Also, with online access, people can work from home.

I started reading The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman.  I especially like the article on P.5 through P.15, Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming: The The Reading Agency Lecture.

Web Bits

Seattle Library Visits Drop, But Digital Use Soars

Please Rewind Preservation

The Magic of the Book: Herman Hesse on Why We Read and Always Will

6 Reasons Why the Hogwarts Library is the True Hero of the Harry Potter Books

Exclusive:  Google to Offer Free Coding Classes at Queens Library

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