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Yes, that David Gilmour. Anyways, there was a post on Gilmour’s blog a few months ago that provoked quite a little storm: Chopping up albums. Basically, the point Gilmour makes is that many albums are really meant to be listened to as a whole and shouldn’t be split into individual tracks at record companies’ whims.…

Priceless, just priceless. PALO ALTO, CA–All 1,472 employees of Facebook, Inc. reportedly burst out in uncontrollable laughter Wednesday following Albuquerque resident Jason Herrick’s attempts to protect his personal information from exploitation on the social-networking site. “Look, he’s clicking ‘Friends Only’ for his e-mail address. Like that’s going to make a difference!” howled infrastructure manager Evan…

From The Cronk of Higher Education, New First Year Experience Class: How To Not Be An Asshole, this is very funny. The six-week class is comprised of five modules: So You’re Drunk: A Guide To Quietly Stumbling Home Street Signs Are Not Dorm Room Decorations Streaking: A Fast-Track To Suspension Noises Neighbors Hate To Hear…

That’s the topic for the most recent Schubmehl-Prein Prize for Best Essay on Social Impact of Computing. The Schubmehl-Prein Prize for best analysis of the social impact of a particular aspect of computing technology will be awarded to a student who is a high school junior in academic year 2009-2010. The first-place award is $1,000,…

There’s a massive libraryland industry organized around figuring out what students want from us in terms of space, collections, services, etc. We survey, observe and focus group them to death. And that’s great and incredibly valuable. But sometimes I think we might have a tendency to see what we want when we’re observing and they…

Nice article by Delaney J. Kirk and Timothy L. Johnson on Blogs As A Knowledge Management Tool In The Classroom (via). Based on their experiences in a combined 22 business courses over the past three years, the authors believe that weblogs (blogs) can be used as an effective pedagogical tool to increase efficiency by the…

I’m away for a couple of days, so I thought I’d fill in a bit with an oldy-buy-goody from February 4, 2009. It ended up being the first of three parts, with the other two being here and here. As usual, the first part got the most readers and comments, with the two after that…

I was chatting with a colleague during the long commute home the other day and he noticed I was reading this book. “What’s it like?” he asked. “Clay Shirky lite,” I replied. And that’s about right. In Six Pixels of Separation, Mitch Joel comes to grips with the effects of social media on marketing, media,…

The future of bookstores is the…

…present of public and academic libraries? What got me thinking along these lines most recently was the recent Clay Shirky blog post, Local Bookstores, Social Hubs, and Mutualization. It’s a pretty good post that puts a particular kind of physical retail into the context of current online retail and media shift realities. In the first…

From the most recent issue of Locus magazine, November 2009, talking about his most recent novel Makers: The people in Makers experience a world in which technology giveth and taketh away. They live through the fallacy of the record and movie industries: the idea that technology will go just far enough to help them and…

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