Monthly Archives: July 2012

On Long Reads

After once again reading through Nicholas Carr’s article, “Is Google making us stupid?”, which discusses the topic of whether or not the Internet has changed how we think, I find it poignant to note that the very same notions constantly … Continue reading

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How Bad is it Really?

An article has been buzzing around the Internet for the last few days. Entitled How Bad Is It?, the article is sometimes attributed, sometimes not, to the original author George Scialabba. He writes on the topic of the decline of … Continue reading

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Fringe Fest

Opening day for Fringe Fest 2012 was last Thursday, and Tuesday marked the second show I’d had the pleasure of attending. While Monday’s “Geek Quest 4.0” was an outstanding comedy, and very true to the geek culture that was, lamentably … Continue reading

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Computer Programming for Everybody!

Marvin Ammori’s article on The Atlantic, How America Can Get More Start-Up Talent, posed the hypothesis that America can become more competitive as a nation by having its children grow up with a foundation of computer coding. Besides the obvious … Continue reading

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Smartphones and the Library

It is an undeniable reality of our times that mobile technologies are commonplace, with the majority of North American users now able to communicate via the web, SMS or speech from any location that can wirelessly connect to the Internet. … Continue reading

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