Libraries Change But Still Matter

Not a day goes by when I hear: We can Google everything so why bother with a library. Aren't libraries getting obsolete? I have no time to use library resources, so I Google. You guys must hate Google, uh? Any variation of all the above and more. I get it. Google can spit out results … Continue reading Libraries Change But Still Matter

The Many Lives, and Rumoured Deaths, of the Library

Another day, another libraries-are-dead article making the rounds.  This one comes from Techcrunch, a publication I normally enjoy reading for its thoughtful analysis of technology issues, or the latest gadgets.  This time a writer named MG Siegler wrote the following:A simple link. That’s all it took to unleash a hailstorm of angry emails, messages, tweets, … Continue reading The Many Lives, and Rumoured Deaths, of the Library

Weird and Wacky Adventures Around the Net and Random Things

Remember the news Google Reader will no longer exist after July 1st?  It's to give people enough time to find a suitable substitute, and migrate their feeds after seeing if such a thing exists.  I found something right away, but people need time. Well, Google forgot people needed time.  Imagine my surprise, shared by many … Continue reading Weird and Wacky Adventures Around the Net and Random Things

Google Reader Soon Goes Good Bye

I have a routine like any other human being on this planet.  I get to work, fire up my computer, then have a look at Google Reader for tidbits.  (Fatima speak for anything trivial related to work, life, and writing.) On Thursday Google Reader has a news-breaking pop up: Of course I read more to … Continue reading Google Reader Soon Goes Good Bye