Category Archives: Libraries
A brief preface: I use the term “book” to cover all media: anything reproduced be it electronically generated or printed, including audio and video. This year, 2010, September 25 through October 2 was Banned Books Week. The annual celebration of … Continue reading
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur: The Latin language, self-education continues and the daily this-and-that.
A few days ago, Pendragon Theater, a company out of Saranac Lake, NY performed Constance Congdon’s adaptation of Moliere’s Imaginary Invalid. The play ends when the title character realizes he can become a doctor himself through ceremonial Latin. As one … Continue reading
Or, so Proudhon wrote in “What is Property?” The distinctions, between property and common goods and theft and rights, are clear only when you don’t think about them. James Boyle discusses “intellectual property” in a recent post in his excellent blog, The Public Domain. His book is available there, both for purchase and as a free download. Continue reading
Subscribing to journal is one way how libraries spend money based on an outdated concept of their function and services, while providing no benefit of any kind. Continue reading