Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Daily Thoughts 02/01/2012

Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861), The Station Kambara

Daily Thoughts 02/10/2012

I spent some time looking at the Community Calendar on the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce.  Quite a few of the libraries events are listed there.

On the train to work, I started reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.  It is about the intersection of intuition versus reason.  There is a lot in this book which covers how we make decisions.
I also updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts this morning for the library.

I checked the gift books this morning and the displays and contacted a few people about events.  The Central Library District orders for test books have come in.  It should help our Job Information Center.

Jack Kerouac has a lost novel which is coming out in March 2012 called The Sea is My Brother.  It is his first novel.

We had the Computer Lab for Academic Use today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..  Some people were practicing from Tuesday's computer class and a few people were looking for jobs.

Tonight we have The Women's Enterprise Development Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. doing an Enhanced First Steps for Small Business Program which is focused on entrepreneurship.

The book Fab The Coming Revolution On Your Desktop-- From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication by Neil Gershenfeld has come in for me to read.  It should be quite interesting.

I started reading Fab on the way home.  It is a bit different.  The focus is on personal fabrication; producing things that you have always wanted to produce, but were not available as a mass manufactured item to your specifications.  I rather like that the systems being designed at the MIT Fab Labs are open source and flexible.

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