Monday, January 28, 2013

Daily Thoughts 01/28/2013

Bertha Wegmann, Portrait of Jeanna Bauck, 1881

Daily Thoughts 01/28/2013

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.

I am reading The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely.  The book opens with a bit about Enron and then describes how many people tend to cheat a little bit.  It also describes how organizations lose money not because one person steals lots of money, but because many people take a small amount.  There are some interesting case studies which show how people take less when they get small reminders not to take things like signs and reminders to be moral.

The AP Impact stories on technology must have had an impact.  There are now requests out to tell your story.  Jobs Lost To Technology: Share Your Story.
It is something worth thinking about.  Technology is changing things very quickly.

I have also been reading more of Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge.  It is science fiction.  It is a nice escape from the ordinary.

I put the book, The One World Schoolhouse, Education Reimagined by Salman Khan on hold.

Web Bits

Jamaica Kincaid on Libraries, Censorship, and the Power of Writing

Barnes and Noble Exec Plans More Store Closings

Zero to Book In Three Days

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