Archive for June, 2008

Are we too obsessed with gadgets to make safe decisions?

Monday, June 30th, 2008

When people don’t seek proper safety for storms because they’re busy trying to record on their personal gadgets, I have to wonder if our love of gadgets has gone too far. *kisses phone that only makes phone calls* (I’m not refering to the storm chaser who made the film. Storm chasing is fun and amazing, […]

Losing the Stars and Mentors

Friday, June 20th, 2008

“I’ve been wandering sideways I’ve stared straight into the sun Still I don’t know why you’re dying Long before your time has come Your time has come” –Audioslave, Your Time Has Come This post came to me in a rush while walking the dogs this evening and I’ve taken care of hours of online chores […]

Ask MetaFilter: Avoiding Death by Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, June 20th, 2008

nbsp;Lifehacker.com, a nifty website, usually posts Ask MetaFilter roundups, one of which had the following question: “What am I missing in my diet that I crave Chocolate Chip cookies all the time?: “I want to eat chocolate chip cookies almost all the time. The only time I don’t want to eat them is the couple […]

Scientific American: Blogging: It’s good for you

Friday, June 20th, 2008

The May issue of Scientific American has an article called “Blogging–It’s good for you: the therapeutic value of blogging becomes a focus of study”: “Self-medication may be the reason the blogosphere has taken off. Scientists (and writers) have long known about the therapeutic benefits of writing about personal experiences, thoughts and feelings. But besides serving […]

Atlantic Monthly: Is Google making us stupid?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Nicholas Carr wrote an article in July/August 2008 Atlantic Monthly called ” Is Google making us stupid: what the Internet is doing to our brains”: “I can feel it, too. Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming […]

Alternate Careers for Librarians

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Since I was on the panel for the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference session this morning about alternate careers for librarians, I didn’t get a chance to take live notes. Honestly, I’m a little brain dead right now and tired of typing, so I’m going to be brief. The main theme of the careers of […]

“Be remarkable,” advises Seth Godin at SLA

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

I would have blogged Seth Godin’s talk at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference live, like I’ve been doing with a lot of conference sessions, but Harvard’s blog server was down at the time. Seth opened by explaining that things won’t succeed if people don’t get the message. “When everyone can set type type gets […]

Blogger Gathering at Wild Ginger in Seattle, um, Now

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

I was going to try to make the blogger gathering at Wild Ginger in Seattle this evening, but I don’t think I should try to do that with the News Division banquet starting at 6 p. The two are far enough apart that the timing just won’t work out for me to do both, especially […]

Twitter is over capacity again.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

It must be all the librarians at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference trying to figure out what everyone is doing for dinner. Microblog on Babbledog instead!

Keeping Found Things Found

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

William Jones, who is one of the fellows behind the project Keeping Found Things Found, is giving an overview of the project and personal information management at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. I remembered writing about the work before and was suprised that it was back in December 2003. One piece of irony is […]