Monthly Archives: August 2007

Architect Selected for Bush Library

The story is here.  I won’t make any jokes about how much room they’ll need to house both books, but I am wondering of the book about the pet goat will be part of the collection.  I’m pretty sure that Richard Clarke’s book about what went on prior to 9/11 won’t be, but that’s the […]

New Political Reality Check Website Arrives

If you enjoy the kind of non-partisan research on politics that Factcheck.org provides, you might want to take a good look at a new competitor, Politifact.com. They have a top notch research staff and a very accessible style of presentation. We’ll see how they evolve over time. In the mean time I’ll post the link […]

News Flash: 3 in 4 Americans Read a Book in 2006!

I don’t think there’s anything to say about this story from Yahoo! News other than to suggest that it’s not good news for the future of the country: "One in four adults say that they read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday.  Of those who […]

Bill Moyers Talks About Karl Rove

Today, I can limit my post to three words: "Moyers on Rove." Watch the video here. After you’ve absorbed that–and only after that–watch what Stephen Colbert has to say about Daily Kos, hate groups, and librarians here. (All right, that was 39 words, shoot me.)

It's The Little Things We'll Miss Most

We’re officially beginning the migration of our catalog from a 13-year old in-house server whose performance can only be called "less than satisfactory"–I’d use stronger language considering what I’ve heard about the device’s past history both at the technical and political level, but I’ve only been here a couple of months (not even) and speaking […]

The Open Library

Sure you have heard of it by now, haven’t you? You haven’t? All right then, read all about it here. And let me know what you think. (I’m still deciding how I fell about it.) (Thanks to Ian Fairclough for this tidbit.)