Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Call Number Sort Tutorial

From the library of the University of Canterbury in NZ, this is a quick little activity to test people's ability to sort (and hopefully to find) books in LC classification numbers.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Is Google Making us Stupid?

“Most of the proprietors of the commercial Internet have a financial stake in collecting

the crumbs of data we leave behind as we flit from link to link—the more crumbs,

the better. The last thing these companies want is to encourage leisurely reading

or slow, concentrated thought. It’s in their economic interest to drive us to distraction.”

--- Nicholas Carr:
Is Google Making Us Stupid? Atlantic July/August 2008:56-63