My contribution to the American Library Association’s Washington Office blog

August 9, 2011

Check out the ALA District Dispatch! Libraries can help users who want to connect — and those who want to disconnect Please contribute thoughts there if you have any. I’d love to hear your opinions, whether you agree or not! Share

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Attention Curation?

July 15, 2011

I have a question for all of you. How do you decide what information to consume? More specifically, let’s focus for now on news. How do you decide which news stories to read? Do you read what flows by on your Google Reader or what your friends post to your Facebook news feed? Do you [...]

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See, that’s why I liked WordPerfect 5.0.

June 28, 2011

I’ve had a web page (as I always defensively remind people who mistake me for a Luddite) since 1996 and the age of 13. Back then, we had recently gotten a new Microsoft Windows machine, which was the latest cool new gadget, so of course I switched to that from our old Amiga 2000.1 One [...]

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Go take a walk

June 21, 2011

I spent the past few hours collecting all the information I could find about information glut, including reviews of William Power’s Hamlet’s BlackBerry (which I highly recommend) and branching out from there. My conclusion: there is too much information about too much information. I got overwhelmed and couldn’t take it in anymore. So you know [...]

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Page numbers are good. And don’t condescend to your librarian.

September 20, 2010

Why don’t some e-readers have page numbers? Should they?

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