Cites & Insights 10:4 (April 2010) Now Available
The 30-page issue is a PDF print-over-the-web publication, as usual, although three of the four essays are also available in HTML form (the article titles are links). As always, My Back Pages is a PDF-only bonus.
This issue includes:
Perspective: On Disconnecting and Reconnecting (pp. 1-9)
Can you turn off all your "connecting" devices for an hour, a day, a week? Should you? A number of librarians and others discuss the virtues of disconnecting from virtual life once in a while--and maybe reconnecting with ourselves, nature and our real-world friends.
The good old days that never were, blaming the user for bad survey design, the difference between production tools and creative talent, checklists for writing and publishing--and ten quicker takes on an even wider range of topics.
The close of this four-part series (there was no Thinking about Blogging 3), on how we should blog--and notes on some impressive blog research, miscellaneous issues, and a brief threnody on a dead blog.
My Back Pages
Nine little essays on topics as diverse as crackpot physics, how to get diners to spend more, stretching "obsolete" past its limits--and powering a 600-watt device with a 2.5-watt source!