old pissed liBEARian

Aug 25

Okay, A

iworkatapubliclibrary:

Man: “Can you please tell me what movies you have checked in that start with the letter A?”

Me: “May I ask if you are looking for a particular title?”

Man: “Yes, American Graffiti.”

Me: “Is it okay with you if I just look up that particular movie?”

Man: “Sure, that’s a good idea!”

[social sandbox] visual stories, tools from Knight Lab, structured journalism -

socialmediadesk:

Hello everyone,

I was at NLGJA last week and sat in on a session about visual design. I thought I would pass along some of the interesting takeaways and links.

1. Here’s a list of visual stories that are unique in some way (curated by Gannett designer Tyler…

Millennial Boomtowns: Where The Generation Is Clustering (It's Not Downtown) -

Aug 13

byronegg:

Picture Imperfect
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Something for Teaching Tolerance magazine to accompany a story about how most children’s books and libraries lack a diverse perspective. AD Valerie Downes.

byronegg:

Picture Imperfect

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Something for Teaching Tolerance magazine to accompany a story about how most children’s books and libraries lack a diverse perspective. AD Valerie Downes.

(via libraryadvocates)

azspot:


On Reaganolatry

azspot:

On Reaganolatry


5 Ways Cloud Computing is Changing How We Do Businessbusinessreviewusa.com
Nowhere is the cloud’s presence more appreciated than in the information-heavy, always growing corporate arena.

5 Ways Cloud Computing is Changing How We Do Business
businessreviewusa.com

Nowhere is the cloud’s presence more appreciated than in the information-heavy, always growing corporate arena.

(Source: smarterplanet)

5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans -

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029110/5-simple-office-policies-that-make-danish-workers-way-more-happy-than-americanse

Why Robocops Need to be Less Efficient Than Human Coaps -

technoccult:

Klint Finley

iRobot security robot

New from me at Wired:

Automation is also framed as a way to make law enforcement more efficient. A red light camera can catch a lot more violations than a human can.

The rub is that extreme efficiency isn’t necessarily good thing. That’s what a group…

What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library -

willywaldo:

Though you still have to deal with due dates, hold lists and occasionally clumsy software, libraries, at least for now, have one killer feature that the others don’t: e-books you actually want to read

(via libraryjournal)

futuramb:

Capital project and infrastructure spending: Key findings: PwC
The global investment in infrastructure will almost double until 2025 - to 9 billion - so there is no doubt where the overflow of capital looking for long term investment opportunities will go?
The report also underlines the uncertainties in these numbers by referring to WEF report risks list. Interesting!

futuramb:

Capital project and infrastructure spending: Key findings: PwC

The global investment in infrastructure will almost double until 2025 - to 9 billion - so there is no doubt where the overflow of capital looking for long term investment opportunities will go?

The report also underlines the uncertainties in these numbers by referring to WEF report risks list. Interesting!

10 Jobs That You Could Have In 2030 -

fastcompany:

Your job seems normal now. In 15 years, when someone tells you they’re a simplicity expert or a robot counselor, you won’t blink an eye.

All of the predictions we’ve seen lately regarding the “jobs of the future” assume that we’ll even have jobs once the robots take over. Eventually, we may not. But in the medium-term future, there will still be jobs for the taking (including jobs overseeing robots).

The Canadian Scholarship Trust teamed up with futurists to imagine a job fair in 2030, with predictions based on the environmental, social, technological, and social trends happening now. Here are some of the jobs they came up with.

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(via futurescope)

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digithoughts:

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

digithoughts:

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

(via futuramb)

emergentfutures:

The UK OKs Self-Driving Cars on Its Roads


Soon, the United States won’t be the only place where cars regularly drive themselves. The UK government announced this week that it will permit driverless cars to traverse its roads beginning next January. The nation’s Department for Transport is set to review existing road rules to determine which ones need to be updated to accommodate self-driving vehicles. The agency will try to differentiate between how the laws will apply to vehicles in which the driver and the car trade off control versus cars that never cede control to a human.


Full Story: SpectrumIEEE

emergentfutures:

The UK OKs Self-Driving Cars on Its Roads

Soon, the United States won’t be the only place where cars regularly drive themselves. The UK government announced this week that it will permit driverless cars to traverse its roads beginning next January. The nation’s Department for Transport is set to review existing road rules to determine which ones need to be updated to accommodate self-driving vehicles. The agency will try to differentiate between how the laws will apply to vehicles in which the driver and the car trade off control versus cars that never cede control to a human.

Full Story: SpectrumIEEE