Mar 21, 2012
Computers in Libraries 2012 – Day 1 was a fun one. I met new people and talked and exchanged cards with many. I checked in at the exhibits, especially with all my science vendors, and I asked everyone of them to consider new funding models – pricey subscriptions are not sustainable in this library culture.
Great software find: Scientific Visualization with Sci2: Science of Science
I’m thinking about (more than 1 good idea):
I bought Designing the Digital Experience by David Lee King
Thanks EAPD for the beer & dinner and Maddy’s!
Mar 19, 2012
I love Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. It may be my all time favorite book and isn’t it nice when others so eloquently think likewise.
From: My Daily Read: David Bellos March 16, 2012
Q: What books have you recently read? How do they stand out?
A: 1. Paul Fournel, La Liseuse, a charming dissection of the state of publishing in Paris, organized like a sestina. 2. Roy Harris, Language, Saussure and Wittgenstein (third attempt: this time it made sense to me, and I got right to the end). 3. Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, umpteenth time (because I am teaching it this coming semester), a book that “stands out” in every imaginable way—for its size, its complexity, its emotional intensity, its fantastic range of vocabulary, its images, its vast stretches of boredom, its quantity of sheer piffle, its moments of drama, its goodheartedness, its naïveté, and its constant reminders of almost every book that has been written since.