Cult of the Amateur

I just finished reading Andrew Keen’s “Cult of the Amateur(Cult of the Amateur)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0385520808/ref=nosim/libraryplanetcom. I had heard it discussed on more than one podcast, so I had been looking forward to reading it. It was pretty much what I expected. Keen holds a “Michael Gorman-esque(Gorman on Web 2.0)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2007/06/13/gorman-on-web-20 view of the …

Harry Potter and the Interminable Wait

We had a patron just now who wanted to place a reserve on the book. While we have added marc records ahead of time in the past, I think it is still a trifle premature (although “Amazon(Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000818XA0/102-5172144-9065722?ie=UTF8&s=books may feel differently). I am still hopeful for …

Comics Community in OPML

When I saw Steven’s “Comics Community List(Comics Community List)”:http://sandbox.pubsub.com/blog/?p=44 via “Dave Winer(Steven Cohen at PubSub)”:http://www.scripting.com/2006/02/06.html#When:12:56:03PM, I immediately sent the link to my brother because I thought it might be something he would find of interest. It turns out he had already seen it from “The Beat(PubSub Community Lists: The Comics …

Literate Cities 2005

Where does your city rank among the nation’s “Literary Elite(America’s Most Literate Cities)”:http://www.ccsu.edu/amlc/? The “methodology(Methodology)”:http://www.ccsu.edu/amlc/Methodology.htm is probably problematic, but it seems like they can make a valid case for what they chose. Although with “newspaper circulation declining(A Bleak Future for the Broadsheet)”:http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=euLTJbMUKvH&b=312465&ct=1715441 so rapidly, I am wondering how important a …