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The disruption continues, and it’s hard not to see the announcement o
Posted July 18, 2014 | Comments: 1
Dragon traverses a laptop.
Technology is eating the world. Like a hungry dragon seeking out new villages to pillage, the tech world continues to find new markets to disrupt. And, like some mythical beast of apocalyptic proportions, technology is just as unstoppable. Good? Evil? Technology is code and that is all that matters.
Posted July 11, 2014 | Comments: 0
Baloney sandwich
Maybe it’s because I’ve been rereading classic Daniel Pinkwater novels (namely, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death and The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror) but Amazon’s latest stunner of a response to stalled negotiations with Hachette reads like a young-adult comedy.
Posted July 10, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Read the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report as a PDF file.
Posted July 7, 2014 | Comments: 0
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Prolific and award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, 76, winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for the novel Monster, died July 1 after a brief illness.
Posted July 3, 2014 | Comments: 0
Laurie R. King, who spoke at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, poses with American Libraries magazine
Laurie R. King is the bestselling author of 23 books, known for her detective/mystery fiction, including the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes and Kate Martinelli mysteries. She spoke Monday at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition.
Posted July 3, 2014 | Comments: 0
The first automobile advertisement, which appeared in Scientific American February/March 1898. Image from Wikipedia
I’ve been thinking about a book called Why Nations Fail, by Daron Acemoğlu and James Robinson. To (over)summarize, the coauthors say that nations fail because they resist, and try to stifle, the disruption that follows technological breakthroughs.
Posted July 3, 2014 | Comments: 0
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    Libraries for the win!
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
Heather Gudenkauf, author of Little Mercies
Heather Gudenkauf, author of The Weight of Silence and Little Mercies, was featured as a speaker at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 0
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  Paul Rusesabagina’s last name translates to “he who disperses his enemies” in the Kinyarwanda language. There is no more fitting name for the man responsible for saving 1,268 Tutsi refugees from certain death at the hands of Hutu soldiers during the Rwandan genocide.
Posted July 2, 2014 | Comments: 0