Christina's LIS Rant

Archives for July, 2009

NB: this blog post is not about cold fusion! …. and is that a good or bad or both thing? Upon reading something I’d written on scholarly communication in science and blogs, a reviewer suggested I read stuff by Lewenstein.  My first reaction was, “huh?” He’s an STS researcher who did a few articles on…

OT: How I spent my Sunday

This picture arrived in email last week. My parents lost an oak tree. M and I offered to come and help clear it out.  When we got there around 10 this morning, my brother in law had already cut a bit up. The tree was probably ~150 years old and was 32″ across at the…

More on feedback

In a recent post I mentioned giving real feedback to vendors and people designing systems and services for us. Sue left a comment that the vendor basically acts like she’s alone in this – and they say that to me, too, but we soldier on. (oh, and AIAA says we’re the only ones who have…

Some of our ads in infosci

seem to be for Bing, the re-branded “new” search engine from Microsoft. So that’s ok (as is USAA – I’ve been a member since I was a midshipman or right after commissioning, I forget). (ew, ew, ew for some of the other ads!) Which reminds me that I need to do some posts on web…