Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Daily Thoughts 1/12/2011 (What Technology Wants, Books)

Albert J. Franke (1860–1924): Die Schriftgelehrten. Signiert. Öl auf Holz.. 31 x 42 cm

Daily Thoughts 1/12/2011

I am reading What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly. Kevin Kelly helped launch Wired magazine.  There is a new term which the author creates called the technium which is the globally interconnected web of technology around us.  It reminds me a bit of the gaia hypothesis which compares the earth to a living organism.  They are different ways to view the world.

It was snowing heavily last night.  I cleaned up the displays a little bit and worked on some minor projects; getting a button on the website so people can join our email list, converting a few flyers into jpgs for the website, and picking out some more graphic novels and dvds for the Graphic Novels club next week.  I also set the date for our first order meeting of the year.  Things are going steadily and smoothly.

I checked out The Other Side of Innovation Solving The Executtion Challenge by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble.  It is published by Harvard Business Review Press.

I updated my selected links page with a few new links.

Web Bits

 Permanence Matters is an argument for printing hardcover books on better quality paper.  I think the hardcover titles that should survive should have better design, quality, and permanence.

Sisters In Crime, The Mystery Book Consumer In The Digital Age