Archives for September, 2011

I’m a huge Eric Clapton fan, particularly of his blues output, always have been, always will be. There’s only one artist I’ve seen in concert more time that EC, but more on that later. One of the things I’ve always found interesting and admirable about him is his desire to collaborate with other artists, to…

The Onion nails it on this one: We Need To Do More When It Comes To Having Brief, Panicked Thoughts About Climate Change. The problem with solving all our climate change-related problems is basically that all the people on the planet are human. Indeed, if there was ever a time when a desperate call to…

Another issue full of interesting articles: E-Science Librarianship: Field Undefined by Elsa Alvaro, Heather Brooks, Monica Ham, Stephanie Poegel, and Sarah Rosencrans, Indiana University Comparison of the Contributions of CAPLUS and MEDLINE to the Performance of SciFinder in Retrieving the Drug Literature by Svetla Baykoucheva, University of Maryland Reference Management Software: a Comparative Analysis of…

Seniors, Women Embracing Tablets, E-Readers Open access to scientific knowledge and feudalism knowledge: Is there a connection? I Got the Wrong Request from the Wrong Journal to Review the Wrong Piece. The Wrong kind of Open Access Apparently, Something Wrong with this Inherently… Do More, Own Less: A Grand Theory of the Sharing Economy Now…

I have fond memories of reading the Asterix graphic novels as a kid, both in the original French and especially in the absolutely brilliant English translations — I’m told quite reliably by my wife, who’s a translator, that they are the best she’s ever seen. My own kids also really loved them and they were…

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