Submitted by Bibliofuture on October 27, 2004 - 6:01am
I found the following quote and wanted to know what people though of it. Do you think it is true?
"Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation."
-- Sid Taylor
Submitted by Bibliofuture on October 27, 2004 - 5:50am
I stumbled upon an interesting quote:
The stone age was marked by man's clever use of crude tools; the information age, to date, has been marked by man's crude use of clever tools
Submitted by Bibliofuture on October 26, 2004 - 6:35pm
Story about Cheney comment on eBay. Compare it with this story in the NYT.
Kerry's running mate John Edwards in the first story makes this comment, "If we only included bake sales and how much money kids make at lemonade stands, this economy would really be cooking". I think the NYT story shows the weakness in Edwards rebuttal.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on October 21, 2004 - 5:02pm
Birdie, this one is for you. This is an example of a bow tie wearing idiot conservative getting b**** slapped.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on September 30, 2004 - 3:40pm
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Submitted by Bibliofuture on August 27, 2004 - 3:44am
I came across a book that librarians would enjoy. I have a link to it at www.bibliofuture.org The title of the book is "How I Fell in Love with a Librarian and Lived to Tell about it"
Submitted by Bibliofuture on August 6, 2004 - 7:56pm
I found an interesting book called Almost History : Close Calls, Plan B's, and Twists of Fate in America's Past Roger Bruns, the author, is the deputy executive director for the National Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives. The book shows actual documents that were being prepared if certain historical events came out a different way. For example, a presidental speech about the death of the Apollo XI astronauts. What if the Eagle had not landed?
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Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 28, 2004 - 5:22am
While going to the Target in Ithaca, NY my brother and I had an incident with the parking police. Thanks to digital cameras we documented the incident. My brother put the pictures into a humorous one minute Power Point. http://members.cox.net/bibliofuture2/intent.pps
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 26, 2004 - 4:53am
"The Complete Far Side" is back. This two volume set of every published Far Side cartoon was in high demand last year. The print run ran out early. The set which retails for $135 and was selling on Amazon for $91 had prices jump over $150 for a copy when you could no longer buy from Amazon or Barnes and Nobles because the print run was gone. Another printing is out.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 3, 2004 - 8:05pm
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 19, 2004 - 2:54am
I was working at a "Friends of the Library Sale" and I came across a book called Bizarre Books. The book details books about unusual subjects and that have unusual titles. For example it talks about an abestos copy of Farenheit 451.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 11, 2004 - 8:34am
I bought an old book in a thrift store I wandered into today. The book had this poem in it.
IN THE LIBRARY
The tales of Celtic love and Trojan deed,
On printed page this cloudy noon retold -
How lusterless they are, how dull and old!
Lost dreams the grail, the cup of Ganymede.
In weariness I stir, and cease to read.
The maid before me lifts her hand to hold
A loosened lock : her fingers on its gold
Move like soft doves that brush wings as they
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 6, 2004 - 5:35am
I need to find the book, Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam in spanish. I went to the spanish section of Amazon and had no luck. They may have the book but I am very poor at navigating webpages in spanish and could have missed the book. If you have experience buying books in spanish could you let me know where I can buy this book in spanish. I went to the author's website and he indicated that the book was in spanish and gave a link to Amazon. If you have any guidance feel free to email me at [email protected]
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 3, 2004 - 7:17am
The first three Star Wars movies are being released on DVD. They are going to be released in September of this year. Currently it is the #1 selling DVD at Amazon. The box set list for $60 but Amazon is selling them for $42 (DVD at AMZN)
That is only $14 per movie, not bad!
Submitted by Bibliofuture on March 30, 2004 - 7:39pm
The Librarian's Book Club (LBC) is now on a two month reading schedule. Previously a new book was selected every month. Now books are selected bi-monthly. This is to give people more time to read and discuss the book. Several people have recommended this change and I have seen the need for it myself as I struggled to keep up with the reading.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on March 26, 2004 - 12:36am
I just went to Amazon and checked the sales status of Lessig's new book. It was in the 400s this morning but was 58 when I checked at 5pm on the 25th of March. At his website you can download the entire book for free and he still made it to 58 on Amazon. You are moving books if you are in the top hundred at Amazon. Just goes to show that currently electronic copies do not stand up to the printed work. People still want that paper.
Link to book at Amazon.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on March 18, 2004 - 5:02pm
I came across this book about a time traveling librarian from Chicago. The book is called, "The Time Traveler's Wife" Book can be found here.