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Large Print Up Close

Technology's tight embrace gives us ample opportunity to read the fine print. In fact, we often have no choice, squinting into laptops in badly lit offices, in living rooms, on trains and even in cars; staring down at a BlackBerry or a Palm device as we wait for the first course; or trying to read the news crawl across the bottom of the TV screen. We do an awful lot of work with our reading, not to mention reading at our work. When it's time to read for pleasure, chances are that people, with eyesight already strained, might be on the lookout for a bigger picture.

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First-Time Novelists Make a Splash on the Web

After Marisha Pessl finished her first novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, she got to work on a side project: The Web site is a companion piece to the book, designed as a window into the life — and dorm room — of the young protagonist, Blue van Meer.

Visitors can pick up objects, zoom in on pictures and newspaper clippings, visit Blue's MySpace page or unfold a map of the Great Smoky Mountains, where the story takes place. A distracting June bug buzzes around a bright blue desk lamp.

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Remembering Fleming, Ian Fleming

Any writer who has struggled to “do the words” would take heart from the self-effacing assessment written for himself by Ian Fleming, the raffish Englishman born 100 years ago this month who became one of the most successful authors of his time through the creation of the world’s best-loved spy, James Bond.

Full article in the New York Times:

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Who killed the electric car?

Seems like no one:

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Entitled to What?


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Books in the Media (Week of April 23rd)

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Make every digital camera that uses SD card wireless

There is a new product out called: Eye-Fi Card, Wireless 2 GB SD Memory Card. This SD card has wireless built into it. You put the card in your camera and the card sends your pictures to your wireless network.

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Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries

ALA Editions has released the book Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries

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Dreaming in color

Inside a building in China

Want to see some architecture that is WOW?

Take a look:

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Library t-shirt

At the website click on the shirt to enlarge so you can read it. Link

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pleasant music

Music Lover?

If you are a big music fan you might want to check out this site. The site is called "To the Ear" and organizes cover songs that have been put on YouTube. The web address is

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Getting away from Google

I am trying to get away from Google some. At Reference I don't like to use sites like Yahoo because there is so much clutter on the page. But Yahoo does have a clean search page at Two other clean search pages are and MSN Live. I am going to try to use a specific search engine, other than Google, consistently for a week to see if I feel like I am missing things or that my searches take longer.

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2GB SD Card

I wanted to get a larger SD card for my digital camera. Currently I have a 512 MB card. Went online and found that now I can buy 2GB for $13. I paid $20 for the 512 MB card a little over a year ago. Amazes me how quick the prices for memory drops.

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Power Corrupts

Absolute power corrupts. See video.

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For the person that has everything

Do you need a gift for someone that has everything? Here are some possible gift suggestions.

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ebook help

Here is a quote from 2000 about ebook readers in 2005.
"by 2005 the number of eBook reading devices was projected to jump from an estimated 30,000 to
28 million." Anderson Consulting Study,
eBook Market Publishers Weekly (4/3/00)
Can anybody point to how many ebook readers did end up existing is 2005? Thanks for any info you can provide.


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