NOTE (2014-11-15): I am keeping this post for the sake of historical completeness; I have updated the links to not break, but otherwise, it is unadulterated. That is all.
To All Engineered Eloquence Followers On Tumblr:
As discussed in my post entitled “Nesting”, I will be moving all future posts to a different Tumblr blog. Unfortunately, this is not the easiest thing to explain and due to Tumblr’s obstinance regarding migrating data between blogs, I am left at an impasse. There is no way for me to automatically move a user’s follow status from one blog to another and there is no way for me to migrate blog posts from one Tumblr blog to another.
In other words, from here on out, I will be posting all information to what was the “Links” blog at links.engineeredeloquence.com. At some point in the near future, that site URL will change to simply engineeredeloquence.com. Once that change occurs, no other information will be posted on this account, so you will have to “Follow” the other site to keep up with new posts. Please email me or reach out via social networks if you have questions or concerns about this move; email address and social network connection information is available on the About page. Thanks.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.