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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


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


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.

Jon Stewart on Crossfire. WOW!

Birdie, this one is for you. This is an example of a bow tie wearing idiot conservative getting b**** slapped.

C3PO and Kerry

Is John Kerry C3PO?

Best of the Web at the Wall Street Journal has the discussion.

Poster for Librarians

I found a poster that I think many librarians would find interesting

Who owns information?

I came upon this interesting book, Who Owns Information?" by Anne Wells Branscomb

Interesting Book

I came across a book that librarians would enjoy. I have a link to it at The title of the book is "How I Fell in Love with a Librarian and Lived to Tell about it"

Almost History

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?

The Bookstore

Recently while I was in Lenox, Massachusetts I took some pictures of "The Bookstore" that is detailed in the book "Used and Rare". You can see pictures at

Parking Police

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.

The Far Side

"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.

Anarchist in the Library

May 4th is the publication date for a new book that may be of interest to librarians. It is The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System by Siva Vaidhyanathan.

Bizarre Books

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.

Thrift store

I bought an old book in a thrift store I wandered into today. The book had this poem in it.


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

Book in Spanish (Help)

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]

Star Wars DVD

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!

Change to LBC

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.

Book Sales

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.

Time Traveling Librarian

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.


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