Sunday, February 12, 2012

Daily Thoughts 02/12/2012

Zwei Paar Hände mit Buch, 15,7 ×13,7 cm, Albrecht Durer, 1506
Daily Thoughts 02/12/2012

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook account for the library.  I also listened to some more of American Rebel.  I am enjoying it.  There is a hard bitten, rough edge to the book.  Clint Eastwood comes across as a womanizer, jazz lover, and character actor.

I will be going to Book 2 Camp in a few minutes   It was an interesting day.  Far different than what I expected.  In some ways, I think did not do that well.  I tried to start an open session on electronic magazines and newspapers in libraries, but people did not seem to be interested.  There was a small session on E-books in Libraries.  Again, this was interesting because it seemed that there were more questions than answers.

The highlight of the day was meeting Tobias Buckell for a few minutes.  He is speaking at Tools of Change for Publishing.  He is part of the Ignite series of short presentations.   Tobias Buckell – Crowdsourcing a novel: how, who, why, and why not.

I also spoke for a few minutes to Guy LeCharles Gonzalez whose first job was at the Mount Vernon Public Library.  He has a blog at

I ran into a gentleman who I saw at the Ebooks, Ereaders, and Digital Content Meetup.  He creaeted the Custos Hennion Bach App for Google Chrome.

The setting was at New Work City which I happen to like a lot.  I volunteered a bit in the morning for set up.  It was interesting.  The crowd was different than I expected.  I found it a bit unusual.

While I was at New Work City, I had a chance to look at their books  Books are an obsession of mine.  There was the usual books by Seth Godin, Free Agent Nation, The Clue Train Manifesto, and Work Sucks and How to Fix It.  I was more interested in the common computer book subjects; Ajax, Java, Javascript, Drupal 7, Ruby on Rails, After Effects, Photoshop, Sql, Perl, Linux, Css, Android, CGI programming, and web usability.  There were also a few issues of Make Magazine and the obligatory copy of On The Road by Jack Kerouac and James Joyce The Dubliners.  I found it entertaining.

They had bagels for the volunteers in the morning.  I wrote a few signs on what looked like giant post it notes and ended up moving some furniture.  The coffee was decent.  Coffee goes with books.

I will write a bit on the actual event tomorrow.  I have tomorrow off for Lincoln's Birthday which was today on Sunday, February 12.

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