Thursday, October 05, 2006

Where was I ?



Current Desk Inventory:

Two monitors (one 20" LCD with dual inputs, and an old 17" CRT), three mice, three keyboards, three thermal printers, one ink jet printer, one LCD signature pad, one signature pad without display, one laptop, two Windows XP Pro PCs, one Debian Linux PC, a wireless router, a scanner, a seven format memory card reader, and two USB memory keys.

So Tom, tell us why you only had one blog entry in September. Huh? Why?

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You know what I like about libraries and bookstores? They're full of possibilities. Stories, ideas, new technology, answers to questions great and small, are all laid out before you. Of course, it takes some commitment to follow through and read the book or try the idea or build the gadget. That commitment comes at the price of the exclusion of other wonderful possibilites. But while you're there, reading titles and scanning tables of contents, the world, everything in it and beyond, is in reach.

2 comments:

Fred Flintstone said...

"You know what I like about libraries and bookstores? They're full of possibilities. Stories, ideas, new technology, answers to questions great and small ... the world, everything in it and beyond, is in reach."

Libraries and bookstores? You mean The Internet!!!!!

Actually the one thing libraries and bookstores have that the 'net doesn't is Children's Story Hour.

Tom said...

You're right. I should have said "everything worthwhile" :)

Most of the content within bookstores has been through a few layers of filtering. An author invested time and effort writing the book, an agent pitched it, an editor polished it, a publisher invested in publishing the book, and the store invested retail space to sell it. So there is a chain of people who all have to consider a project worthwhile before it actually makes it to the shelves.

Any mouth-breathing doo-dah can publish on the internet. Like this guy:
http://robotsandeggs.blogspot.com/