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Very Cool

I’m not a fan of bookless libraries. I like multimedia and no doubt will eventually accept e-books, but I do like libraries with books and I don’t see the need to rid ourselves of books. Call me old fashioned like Maggie Smith’s character on Downton Abbey, “first electricity, now telephones, what’s next?”

The University of Chicago has built a new library and has found an innovative way to store millions of books in a post-modern space. Take a look.

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Ironic

On Monday Juan Williams was on The Daily Show where he explained why NPR fired him after he appeared on Fox News and his comments regarding profiling Muslims were edited to make it seem that he felt fear of them was rational. His story in full explained how he believed the opposite. Even after showing NPR executives the full tape, he was fired.

Now he’s written Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, a book which deals with the NPR firing and current climate in which certain political topics can’t be debated or discussed rationally in public. Ironically, I got an email from NPR with links for items they’re promoting and getting commission from. Muzzled was listed. Hmmm. It just seemed odd. I guess everyone would profit from it, but there wasn’t any text that explained why. He did appear on Diane Rehm’s program and I suppose listening to that would

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in non-fiction

 

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