#572, May 7, 2016
Hot Rod Library
The AACA library got a truckload of new material, literally.
Libraries in Popular Culture
"One of the displays of taxidermy throughout the bar that give it the feel of an eccentric's library."
I don't recall any courses on taxidermy when I was in library school. Maybe it was an elective I didn't notice.
Blind Date with a Book
The blind date with a book trend is spreading from libraries to bookshops. Bluestockings in New York offers the service and just the other day I was in The Printed Garden in Sandy, Utah where they had a strong pool of book dates to choose from. My pick, pictured above, is still under wraps waiting for a reading emergency.
Cigarettes and Hard Liquor vs Green Juice and Quinoa
In my library I don't see liquor and very little green juice. I'm not sure what that says about us.
Thousand year old runes are really keeping people's attention.
First Story to Predict Siri?
On my list of things to read this week (a list I confess I never complete) is the story A Logic Named Joe by Murruy Leinster. It is rumored that this is the first story to predict a future with Siri and now Viv.
Beyond Siri with Viv
More on the story
Print Isn't Dead: But it isn't Felling Very Well
The New York Times is still struggling to transition from a print to digital model.
Print Isn't Dead: Oh Wait, Yes it is
New Day, a print only newspaper that planned to lure back "lapsed" print readers gave up after ten weeks.
I've met librarians who tell me students want to check out books, they just don't know about them, so we need to promote our books. Hmm, I think they know, they just like to read things online.
Print May be Dead but the Net is Bad
Debating with Einstein
Imagine debating time with Einstein. In 1922 Henri Bergson and Albert Einstein met to do just that.
(Spoiler alert, it looks like Einstein won.)