Thursday, January 03, 2008

I've always preferred prognostication to nostalgia: The Shortest 2008 Trend Prediction Ever... Personality Matters!

My former boss, Dr Russell Cope, who is known for his insight and concerns about libraries is reviewing a book by Alan Bundy on Australian Libraries Cradle to grave ; Around Malabar a stonethrow away from Dr Cope Cafes like Lighthearted (where Ruby’s friend used to live, on the corner of the lovely and wide Anzac Parade at Malabar also Matter Next best Coffee after the Lighthearted Café is the Café on the Bay

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We wonder if the officials behind this policy have ever tried to repair a bad credit report — an experience that rivals Dante’s “Inferno.” Check it out

It turns out the library can do more than just shush you. If you accumulate enough unpaid late fees, some New York libraries are ready to hit you where it really hurts: your credit score. They have reported millions of dollars in such bad debts. Most people make good before their creditworthiness is damaged. But there is something chilling in this kind of threat from a library.

What Libraries Stand For; Love that book? Love that Cold River? Then set it free ; The nature of an opinion blog means that most of the opinions expressed here about links that irritate or inspire or entertain me Letters; This is my third and last post about what my move from old to new media dragons has taught me. In the first, I discussed its dynamism, in the second its amazing level of clarity. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learned to Love the Blog: The Endless Conversation
• · Young adults are the heaviest users of public libraries despite the ease with which they can access a wealth of information over the Internet from the Young adults are the heaviest users of public libraries ; It is a conflict that is fading from living memory, but a “blog” from the trenches of the First World War has become a surprise hit on the internet. Soldier’s ‘blog’ from WW1 trenches is internet hit ; Reading? It's already covered You can keep your e-books, thanks — the paperback is perfect as is. ; Australian Library Collections The Naked Truth about Literature and Life ; Cold River: The Cold Truth of Freedom
• · · Technorati made changes this week to the way it counts inbound links for purposes of determining its blog rankings. Technorati Makes Changes To Blog Rankings. Big Hit For No. 1 Engadget ; Best Blog Sites ; Time Magazine's 50 Best Web Sites (Time Uses Flex?) ; Wanted: Single dot-com Yenta seeks ambitious Mr. Big with deep pockets for a long-term relationship. Parent of Dating Sites Looks for a Match
• · · · Famous Blogs - Blog Of The Day Awards - Top Blog Awards - 2007 Weblog Awards ; Amazon Kindle: Kool or Krap? My Top 10 Stories of 2007; Instead of just jotting down the top trends that have a high probability of success and therefore are safe as predictions, I thought it would be interesting to first look at what the best bloggers have to say and see what the implications are for manufacturing, then go out on a limb and make some predictions. Predictions 2008: Fighting Back a Recession and Increasing Trust