Sunday Morning at Computers in Libraries 2009
Random thoughts on libraries, librarianship, social computing, food, and music by David Free.
As you've probably heard, soul legend Isaac Hayes passed away yesterday. I got to see him live once in Memphis and it was a badasssss show. It's kind of a shame that he is probably most well known now for being a voice on South Park, because as funny as Chef is, Hayes was an incredible songwriter, piano player, producer and performer.
Here's a full list of my upcoming presentations for the Fall. They're all in California, but West Coast Tour sounds more impressive than California Tour. Anyone want to make t-shirts?
Sweet! Lawrence Lessig has a new book called Remix coming out on October 16 (according to Amazon). Just in time for the IL+ leg of my Fall West Coast Tour. Description from the man:
Dedicated to Lyman Ray Patterson and Jack Valenti, it pushes three ideas -- (1) that this war on our kids has got to stop, (2) that we need to celebrate (and support) the rebirth of a remix culture, and (3) that a new form of business (what I call the "hybrid") will flourish as we better enable this remix creativity.Lessig is one of my heroes and probably the best speaker I've ever had the honor of seeing.
Hello again. I've been meaning to kick the proverbial blog tires lately and see if it'll still start. I was incredibly overwhelmed by work in the time leading up to Annual and it has taken me a little bit of time (and a few well earned vacation days) to get back to semi-normal. And honestly, my interest in blogging, and most online social activity really, has waned in the past few months. Although it is starting to return. But more on that another time.
1. Online Communities: A World of Opportunity (Sharon Mombru – BlueInsights)
Alex Wright - New York Times