The attack on NPR during the present budget scare has been symbolic, but for more reasons than one. It’s been observed that the attack is symbolic because the proposed cuts in funding are not a very significant amount of money in light of the Federal budget problems. But the other reason it is symbolic is … Read more Say it isn’t so, NPR
Category: April 2011
John Miedema’s book, Slow Reading, has been translated into Portuguese by Editora Octavo. Isildo de Paula Souza at Octavo worked with us to enable this to happen, and we are thankful for his interest in publishing the book in Brazil.
Philippe Breton: a brief introduction …by David Bade, the translator of Breton’s book Le culte de l’Internet: Une menace pour le lien social?, which Litwin Books has published under the English title: The Culture of the Internet and the Internet as Cult: Social Fears and Religious Fantasies… I discovered the work of Philippe Breton when … Read more Philippe Breton
Here is a scary if unsurprising bit of news: a report in PC world on a recent study by Christopher Soghoian: “US Police Increasingly Peeping at E-mail, Instant Messages.” Soghoian’s paper is linked in the article, which begins: Law enforcement organizations are making tens of thousands of requests for private electronic information from companies such … Read more And our privacy quietly erodes as state power grows
Librarians doing bibliographic instruction in college settings will most likely find little in this study out of the citation project that they didn’t already know from first-hand experience, but it is very good to see it as a research finding: ATLANTA — An analysis of research papers written in first-year composition courses at 15 colleges … Read more Study finds college students not engaged in their research projects
There is an very good article by David Remnick in the February 28th issue of the New Yorker about Ha’aretz, the Israeli newspaper that has set the standard for accuracy in news there for many years while also providing the main support for pro-Peace viewpoints among Israelis. If you are interested in the role of … Read more Very good article on the Israeli newspaper, Ha’aretz
Here is one of my favorite philosophers on one of my favorite problems: From Socrates to Expert Systems: The Limits and Dangers of Calculative Rationality (Hubert Dreyfus). This relates to Library Juice posts from 9/22/2010, 10/4/2009, 5/19/2009, 7/31/2008, and 4/25/2008.