Thursday, November 26, 2015

Daily Thoughts 11/26/2015

Home To Thanksgiving  - Currier and Ives
Home to Thanksgiving, Currier and Ives, 1867

Daily Thoughts 11/26/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I am watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.  I like the Charlie Brown holiday cartoons.  They are very sentimental.

I read a little bit more of Creating A Learning Society today.  The book is very abstract it is focusing on macroeconomic concepts, industries and firms.  I found this to be puzzling.  There is very little that is said about actual universities, libraries, corporate training facilities, schools, or online learning.  Learning is an abstraction in this book focused on the creation of intellectual property and ideas.  It removes the practical aspects of education and turns over ideas to the corporate and industrial sector.

The World Brain 

Another attempt at the universalization of knowledge and deciding what knowledge is important is the Syntopicon.

A Syntopicon an Index to the Great Ideas.

Web Bits

Celebrating Six Days of Service at the LIbrary-- Queens

Raspberry Pi Zero:  the  $5 computer

Library of Blabber, Procedural Books: Infinite Library
Someone put a Library of Babel generator inside a game.  It reminds me of the recent article on Fallout 4 where people returned their library books.  It reminds me that virtual worlds can easily hold large volumes of books or e-books if you may.

Inflatable Space:

Google is about to test something secretive across all the US-- and it sounds exactly like project loon balloons.

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