Monday, September 24, 2012

Daily Thoughts 09/24/2012

Hans Thoma, A Peaceful Sunday, 1876

Daily Thoughts 09/24/2012

This morning, I relaxed for a bit on the train.  I checked the displays and updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library.  I spent some time thinking about bookmarks and donations.  It has been quiet.

This afternoon, I spent a bit of time checking the new books and checking the 800s in the mezzanine.   I also spoke to a few people about programming.  We got a donation of new books from Disney/Hyperion publishers.  Many of them are young adult titles.

On the way home, I read some more of The End of Money.  David Wolman, the author, visits Iceland where there was a debate whether to join the Euro or stick with the local money, the Krona.  There is some discussion of how smaller countries are adopting larger countries currency like Panama which has adopted the United States dollar.  He also discusses virtual currencies like World of Warcraft gold and bitcoin.  This all has a very edgy feeling to it. It gets even more edgy when he visits Von Nothaus who is famous for creating the alternative currency the Liberty Dollar.  Von Nothaus was arrested by the federal government for creating a coinage competing with United States currency.

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