Sunday, October 28, 2007


Here's the first review for the blog. I picked the Wikipedia article, "Library 2.0" because I thought it would a good introduction in simple language for this old electronic dinosaur.

I got a little cross-eyed when I got to "key principles." Is constant change a good thing? What's wrong with the security of slow and considered evolution? As a library user I don't WANT to be harnessed. And I'm not at all sure that "radical trust" belongs in any part of a library plan; it sounds too . . . radical. Too unstructured. Too much of a free-for-all.

I like the idea of continuing to "examine and improve services"--that sounds like something a library should do.


Rats. I spent considerable time and intellectual energy reading and writing reviews of those two articles we're supposed to blog about. . . and then I closed the window without hitting "publish." All lost.

Thaydra told me I should WRITE posts in notepad, then do a copy-and-paste to the blog. That way, in theory, I won't lose my brilliant gems of writing to a forgetful mind.

So I'll try again, but it won't be the same.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tempus Fugit

My intention was to post a pithy review about the articles we are supposed to read. I didn't do it. At least I managed to remember how to sign in to my blog and that's pretty good. I'll try for the reviews on Sunday, and by then we will be into Week 3. Gack!

Monday, October 15, 2007


What does this mean?

"Craic" is kind of a made-up psuedo-Irish word that now means "chat," "visit," "news." It's pronounced "crack."