Friday Time Killers

Mr. Edison’s Kindle

Technologizer takes a fun look back at some ideas and inventions that were ahead of their time.

"Thanks to Google Books’ archives of Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, LIFE, and other magazines that frequently reported on futuristic gizmos, we have a readily accessible record of technology that failed to live up to the initial hype–including random notions that never got off the drawing board, startlingly advanced products that didn’t find a market, and very rough drafts of concepts that eventually became a big deal. The best of them are fascinating, even when it’s not the least bit surprising that they flopped."

Did you know the BOOK?

I clearly have too much time on my hands. It's not even Friday and here's another video about the new product called BOOK, with english subtitles, so you can watch it with the sound off....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhcPX1wVp38

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Stop Motion Video and bookcases

Who knew? It's not Friday but these are fun to watch.

Organizing the bookcase -- love the soundtrack!

The Amazing Stop Motion Bookshelf

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Awww....Cats and Books

NY State Cracks Down on Chocolate Library Because It's Not A Library

Via Kate (@librarian_kate)/Gothamist

What's in a name (Shakespeare rhetorically asked)...

The Chocolate Library is a chocolate store, not a library, and according to an arcane law, must not call itself a library.

Happy (159th) Birthday Melvil Dewey!

Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey was born on December 10, 1851 to a poor family who lived in a small town in upper New York state. Keenly interested in simplified spelling, he shortened his first name to Melvil as a young adult, dropped his middle names and, for a short time, even spelled his last name as Dui.

More from OCLC.

A Little Birdie Told Me

A rare visitor to the New York's Bryant Park Library...a prothonotary warbler on his (or her) way south. Story from the City Room Blog, NY Times.

Katie Price is BIG in Certain Parts...of Britain

Katie Price dresses up as a 'sexy librarian' at a book launch at Selfridge's in London (video & pics).

At the launch for her 547th autobiography (really?) the glamour model really toned things down, opting for a sort of sexy librarian look (sorry if we’ve offended any real librarians out there with this comparison) with a demure blouse, pinstripe pencil skirt, large belt and a funny little fascinator thing on her head. She even wore natural looking make up. And the finishing touch to convince us that she’s proper smart and everything, and that she totally wrote the book all by herself.... she donned a pair thick rimmed glasses. How very faux intellectual.

The poor woman is having a hard time having her fourth baby and finds she needs to tell all in her book. Fans gloat adoringly.

Is this the UK version of Angelina Jolie?

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