Monthly Archives: July 2010
This post has been rolling around in my head for a while and after reading Stephen Abram’s response to Emily Lloyd’s strip about 23 Things I’m putting fingers to keyboard to get it out. My reaction to Emily’s post is different from Stephen’s. What I see is how important it is to keep learning. 23 […]
Yes You! Libraries and Transliteracy needs a logo, and not the one I threw together for our facebook group. We (the authors) have discussed it and decided our talents lie elsewhere. So we are having a contest! Design a logo for Libraries and Transliteracy! There are no rules or guidelines for the logo. Something that reflects […]
Check out this awesome library parody of the Old Spice Commercials from The Harold B. Lee Library Multimedia Unit. I’m seriously impressed with the idea behind and the implementation of this video. And this video from Old Spice in response to my friend Andy Woodworth and others on Twitter.
In a recent piece at egdge.org Clay Shirky talks about the changes brought about by the internet and relates them to historical events. To make a historical analogy with the last major increase in the written word, you could earn a living in 1500 simply by knowing how to read and write. The spread of those […]
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When I talk about transliteracy I often use this stat It would take a hacker 5.15 minutes to hack your 6 character all lower case password. Add in numbers, symbols and capital letters and it goes up to 8.51 days from a Lifehacker article, How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords, as an example of import skills […]