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The Illlustrated Librarian Temporary Tattoos

The Illlustrated Librarian Temporary Tattoos
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Quote

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism. Dean William R. Inge, Harper Book of Quotations 1993

Blizzard

The Children's Blizzard

BOTD Wednesday

Contact -- Carl Sagan

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.

The Presidential $1 Coin Program

Information page at the US Mint website.

Stranger than Fiction

I saw the movie Stranger than Fiction this weekend and really enjoyed it. Ebert liked it and you may also.

Google Book Search

For links to two law review articles that discuss Google Books Search see: http://www.bibliofuture.org

Atlanta Nights

Atlanta Nights, Wikipedia created reading lists, and the Book Guys interview Mark Levine about POD publishing contracts. See: http://www.bibliofuture.org

Book Price Comparison Sites

From FortWayne.com
Web Search: In reply to your e-mail

The article contains comments from several different people about different web services. Near the end of the article is this entry:

Finally, Betsy Sundquist says she has found a book price-search site that she likes better than BookFinder (www.bookfinder.com), which I recommended: Fetch Book (www.fetchbook.info).

"It seems more user-friendly to me," she says, "and I think it searches more sites."
I do a lot of book buying and Fetchbook is also my preferred book comparison site.

Iraqi Lawmakers Say U.S. Study Ignored Them

DVD Tablet

DVD Tablet

Liberty Dollars

I saw a press release at the U.S. Mint website that I found interesting. Liberty Dollars Not Legal Tender, United States Mint Warns Consumers
The website for the Liberty Dollar is here.

Interesting book on Leadership

Came across this book and I found it very interesting. Never Rule Without a Magician, a Sage And a Fool

Mac Spoof #2

Have you seen the Mac commercials on TV that have one person being a PC and the other a Mac? The PC is dressed very business like and the Mac is dressed hip. There is a series of great spoofs on these ads.
You can see them here.

Mac Commercials

Spoof of current Mac commercials. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-L-0s-7-Z0

Commercial Update

I posted a Packard Bell commercial to YouTube. The commercial caused some controversy in the library world some years back. The commercial was mentioned on LISNEWS and got about 500 hits in a couple of days. The views climbed little by little over three weeks up around 580. Then overnight the views jumped to over 3,000. Someone must be passing the link around. In case you did not see the commercial before here is the link.
Update:It is roughly 15 hours since I posted this entry. The hits have now climbed to over 8,000 views.

Reccomended Reading

Recommended Reading about libraries, books, and information.I am looking to add to this list. Book suggestions are welcome.

$150 Amazon.com pricing error

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