- From eaves.ca : The problem with the UBB debate
David Eaves makes the case that it is Industry Canada that should bear the consumer wrath associated with UBB and not the CRTC.
- I have no time for it and I'm ready set to play Humans v. Zombies on campus next week, but how can I resist an ARG based in a library: Snowtown Library. I'm in. Are you?
- MIT offers a lunchtime Apps4Academic class for those interested. Would love to something similar at MPOW.
- In libraryland, there's are tentative efforts underway to help our users with their data. Outside of libraryland, there are tools on the way that might help with the cause: The Locker Project: data for the people.
- Also from O'Reilly is a new website of theirs called Future of Search. I just find that O'Reilly focus of looking forward so refreshing. One of my misgivings associated with librarians continuing to teach "Boolean searching" is that I believe the professionalization of the technique originated from early librarian work with pay per use search tools such as DIALOG and is no longer relevant or even suited for sets of hundreds of thousands of items.
That last link probably could have been developed into a post unto itself, but I've got a game to play...