Contemplation space and paper books

June 29, 2011

I just wanted to share an observation: I spent the past two hours in the ALA’s library room, with my printed articles and highlighers and Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together. (I highlighted pretty much the entire chapter on our “tethered self.”) While I read the articles and book, my brain was churning in a way that [...]

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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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Researching Contemplation

June 14, 2011

I’m blogging to you today from the American Library Association Office of Information Technology Policy in Washington, DC, where I have been finding, downloading, and reading articles related to the issue of “contemplation,” or space to think away from connections and distractions, why we should promote it (the easy question) and how to do so [...]

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