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I am trying to get away from Google some. At Reference I don't like to use sites like Yahoo because there is so much clutter on the page. But Yahoo does have a clean search page at http://search.yahoo.com/. Two other clean search pages are Ask.com and MSN Live. I am going to try to use a specific search engine, other than Google, consistently for a week to see if I feel like I am missing things or that my searches take longer.
I wanted to get a larger SD card for my digital camera. Currently I have a 512 MB card. Went online and found that now I can buy 2GB for $13. I paid $20 for the 512 MB card a little over a year ago. Amazes me how quick the prices for memory drops.
Do you need a gift for someone that has everything? Here are some possible gift suggestions.
Here is a quote from 2000 about ebook readers in 2005.
"by 2005 the number of eBook reading devices was projected to jump from an estimated 30,000 to
28 million." Anderson Consulting Study,
eBook Market Publishers Weekly (4/3/00)
Can anybody point to how many ebook readers did end up existing is 2005? Thanks for any info you can provide.
I took a photo this weekend that came out great. It has wonderful color. Take a look.
There is an article in the New York Times called As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes When I was in China the air pollution was very noticeable. I was in Beijing in the winter and in the evening when everyone in the city started to fire up their coal burning stoves the air got noticeable thicker. During the day the air quality was bad but at night it got even worse. Here is a nasty detail but shows how bad the air was. After a day, the mucus in your nose would be black or at a minimum would have black particles that had been filtered out of the air. When we landed back in the United States the air in Los Angeles seemed like fresh clean air in comparison.
I don't know the best way for the U.S. to help China with their pollution problem but we should be trying something.
New York Times Review of book at:
Books on Fire: The Destruction of Libraries throughout History
Book being released August 19, 2007
After more than two years of public tumult, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted Tuesday to fire a professor whose remarks about the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks led to a national debate on free speech. But it was the professor's problems with scholarship that the board cited as the cause for his termination.
The professor, Ward L. Churchill, was dismissed on the ground that he had committed academic misconduct by plagiarizing and falsifying parts of his scholarly research.Story continued here.
The Illlustrated Librarian Temporary Tattoos
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism. Dean William R. Inge, Harper Book of Quotations 1993
Book of the Day -- Wednesday
Read an article in the New York Times from 1981 that was about Carl Sagan's first novel "Contact". In the article there is this line, "The movie rights to "Contact," scheduled for publication in the fall of next year, have been purchased by Polygram Pictures. Mr. Meredith said the movie was tentatively budgeted at $40 million and was scheduled for release at Christmas 1983."
The movie did come out, but not in 1983. The movie came out in 1997.