Sunday, March 30, 2014
Daily Thoughts 03/30/2014
This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library. I also spent a little time looking at the Save New York City Libraries campaign website http://www.savenyclibraries.com/?paged=2
and the Urban Librarians Unite website http://urbanlibrariansunite.org/
I am going to the Urban Librarians Conference on April 11, 2014 http://www.urbanlibrariansconference.org/#
I finished reading The Second Machine Age Work, Progress, and Prosperity In a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAffee. Most of the content I had read about in other places. It is a very nice synthesis of many near future trends in technology, especially digital technology. The section on digital education was a solid reminder of how much people need basic education with digital technologies. It is no longer enough to have reading, writing, and arithmetic. People need to read discerningly, be creative, and innovate in their jobs in greater and greater numbers.
Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages But Thats Sort of the Point
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