The state of the news is that: it is quickly becoming serialized. If you have missed any one piece of information, you are days or more behind and the obvious feeling is to give up on that particular story entirely. Yet there is virtue and value in research. For your daily download, I would suggest checking out NextDraft and for research assistance, consult a librarian. The below are links and items from a long forgotten draft.
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper recently came to my attention in this tweet. Unfortunately, Intuit’s tweet didn’t do justice to Ms. Hopper’s accomplishments, which are many. She was a Navy Admiral, invented the first compiler, and was a part of the team that invented COBOL, among many other things. Awesome!
This little girl is cute and thinks this broken water heater is a lovable robot. If only all of us can be so nice to them when they take over.
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.