Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thoughts on Biographies

I have a penchant for biographies. I don’t know if this is tantamount to a confession for being a people watcher, gossip monger, or consummate busybody. I do know Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote on great & small minds, and I don’t … Continue reading

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How Fast Does History Date?

That history may become dated sounds like an oxymoron. How could history, something that has already happened, something that is by definition not current, become out-of-date? But if history is past, the telling of history is both past and present. … Continue reading

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Previously, on T&B, I’ve asked whether our blogs are our intellectual property or WordPress’s. It seems like Google has either a) answered that question or b) introduced further confusion into the issue. As announced, Google is retiring its Buzz (perhaps … Continue reading

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Privacy Concerns: Top Down or Bottom Up?

Privacy is a big, important subject for the librarian profession. The American Library Association (ALA) considers privacy to be one of its fundamental rights as evidenced by its inclusion in the Library Bill of Rights, which states “rights of privacy are necessary for … Continue reading

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Creepy Thought

Peeps, I just had a creepy thought. Due to my penchant for scheduling posts in advance, I could be dead — hit by a bus, struck by lightning, choked on bad fugu — for days before you’d have an inkling … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading

In a classic case of she’s-just-published-a-new-book-so-I’m-going-to-read-her-old-ones, I’m currently enjoying Sylvia Nasar’s A Beautiful Mind. Let me present to you a table of contents for the book, although a slightly different one than that actually found in (anybody’s) Beautiful Mind. Front … Continue reading

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Guessing Game, Round 2: How Fast Does History Date?

Would you care to participate in Round 2 of the Guessing Game? For an explanation of what it is, please see here. For an example of how it is played, please see Round 1’s preliminary post and follow-up post.

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