Not too long ago, the NY Times ran a major article concerning the Malloch Rare Book Room at the Academy. The link is here, but you may have to register to read it. Enjoy!
There’s an editorial in today’s NY Times on the subject of whether people who use P2P software like Grokster (who is arguing their case in front of the Supreme Court this week) are breaking copyright, and by so doing, breaking the law. The short version is, well, yes, they are. When you download music from […]
From TomPaine.com: “The past year was an interesting—and not altogether positive—one for the media. There was the rise of blogging, the Bush administration-produced “reports” during election season, the revelations that several reporters had been paid to tout government programs, and the continued move toward faster, flashier news coverage. In its second annual “State Of The […]
This also comes from the “Something to Think About” category. I lifted it in its entirely from today’s NY Times which, I know, is not strictly within copyright, but since all the attributions remain and it wasn’t altered, I think it’s permissible. Enjoy.
The quasi-political rant below the link is something I posted on my Livejournal account earlier. I hadn’t really planned to talk about Terri Schiavo . . . I’d intended to write about Google (and I did . . . sort of), because Google Scholar is a big deal to me, mostly because I can’t imagine […]
This comes from Michael Masterson in today’s issue of his e-zine ‘Early to Rise’: "Bad news: A bill in Congress is giving the FCC the right to fine TV sponsors up to $500,000 per incident for any programming it deems indecent. This year’s Super Bowl carried an ad for GoDaddy.com showing a busty woman in […]
It’s difficult to know exactly what to post here. I see a lot of stuff come across my desk as I check in journals every day and sometimes an article title grabs my attention. Sadly, that hasn’t happened today (not yet anyway). Part of the problem is that I have this compulsive need to read […]
Now for a new experiment: moblogging! I’m e-mailing you from my cell phone! Buwahaha!
Every now and then I get news of an event at the Academy. The various research departments hold meetings, talks, and professional get togethers and such like, and some of the topics are pretty interesting, even if you don’t happen to be a medical researcher. At any rate, if it’s open to the public, I’ll […]
From Tompaine.com: "We all like getting mail, and soldiers stationed far from home or recovering from war injuries in a veterans’ hospital really like getting mail. So go through your bookcases and closets and dig out those books you don’t read. Got duplicate copies of books or DVDs? What about recent magazines? The Books For […]