Babble

Want to use cutting-edge technology to turn your library back into the silent abode of yesteryear? “Babble(Babble: a real cone of silence)”:http://www.lifehacker.com/software/productivity/babble-a-real-cone-of-silence-105487.php may be just what you are looking for. I can’t wait for the price to come down on this so I can try one out.

National Library Week

It has begun and LisNews has some “resources(National Library Week)”:http://www.lisnews.com/article.pl?sid=05/04/10/1315216 to mark the occasion. If that isn’t enough, go read some more “news(National Library Week)”:http://news.google.com/news?q=National%20Library%20Week&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=wn.

Making Judgments

I don’t always get around to reading American Libraries right when it arrives. After reading earlier about the later “Michael Gorman missives(Google at the Gates?)”:http://www.lisnews.com/article.pl?sid=05/03/08/1330209, I couldn’t resist breaking the shrinkwrap the first chance I got. What I haven’t seen mentioned was the attack on blogging in the editorial. bq.Right …

Cellphone Jammers

If they weren’t “illegal(Black-market cellphone jammers selling fast)”:http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000020032674/, I bet a lot of libraries would buy one. I know ours would. And that is really unfortunate. Update: I just had to ask someone to cut off their conversation. Nextel are the worst.

Unsympathetic Aaron

As a long-time user of Lance Lavery’s “legendary product(Library Timer 2.0)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2001/08/timer, I had to laugh when I read what Aaron had to “say(Questionable Sympathy)”:http://www.aaronisnotamused.com/blog/index.php/archives/2004/05/20/203/. Maybe I should tell him about how well it works in combination with “RSHUT(Introduction in RSHUT Pro)”:http://www.rtsecurity.com/products/rshut/, which I have been using so long I still …