Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Years Reflections

I wasn’t going to do a traditional New Years Reflection post. But then I started thinking about the last year and realized how much has changed, how much I have changed. A year ago, we still lived in Belgium, settled … Continue reading

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Buying things in a digital age

Remember when paying money for something meant that you then owned it? Some things still work that way, physical things like clothes, dishes and towels. What about that last computer game you bought? Surely you own that, right. Wrong! You … Continue reading

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Who’s watching what you’re reading?

Or why I won’t be buying a Kindle any time soon. Amazon has again set itself up as the arbiter of what you should be reading. This time they’re protecting you from erotica that involves adult incest. The powers that … Continue reading

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More on Facebook

The issue of Facebook and privacy has been much debated and it’s not hard to find articles, blogs and discussions about it. I’d already had my concerns about the new profile. (Chiefly, I was irritated because I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Facebook and Internet Privacy

I admit it, I’m one of those middle-aged women invading the previously teen-dominated world of social networking. It’s not always a smooth process. In fact, my own daughter refuses to be my “friend” on Facebook. Frustrating as that can be … Continue reading

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Public libraries and the Internet

Well, I’ve finished another term of library school. I am now more than half way through the program. Eight courses down, seven to go. This term I took my required course in Public Library Service. I was surprised at how … Continue reading

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Convincing conservatives of libraries’ relevance

I recently got a forwarded email from some distant relatives. It was one of those rants about everything that is wrong with our country. And the solution, of course, is to forward the message to everyone you know. Normally these … Continue reading

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