Sunday, March 4, 2012

Daily Thoughts 03/04/2012

The Morning Paper, James Guthrie, 1890

Daily Thoughts 03/04/2012

In the morning, I updated the Twitter and Facebook pages for the library.

I am thinking about something which a book publishers told me at Book 2 Camp when I said that paper still offers better resolution than computers.  She told me that I should not bother with things like the Kindle Touch and definitely should get an iPad, the images of art on an iPad are every bit as good as those on paper.  In fact, with enhanced e-books combining video, pictures, and sound, you get a much better experience than with static pictures for art books.  The technology will get even better with even higher resolutions.

Sometimes, I don't write about all the books I am reading.  I am sure this is true of many people who write about books.  Everyone makes choices about what kind of book they will write about.

I spent some time watching The September Issue which is a dvd on Anna Wintour, the Chief Editor of Vogue. It is about Vogue's September issue.  I like watching the process of how the photographs are chosen and laid out.  The fashion is not that interesting to me.  The use of colors and textures also catches my attention.

Web Bits

Future Libraries and 17 Forms of Information Replacing Books

A Two Part Plan to Make Your Library A Local Publisher
This is an interesting concept.  It is similar in some ways to the Mount Vernon Writers Network which meets at our library 

In The Flood Tide of Digital Data an Ark Full of Books
I am glad this is happening.

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