What We’re Reading: Jan. 18 – Jan. 24

For the love of books, internet dreams in 1981, and Boy, is it cold!

Charles M. Blow espouses on books and, as librarians, we couldn’t agree more. Remember the days of learning about the world through the lens of a print encyclopedia? Next time you need an escape from reality or a fresh perspective on life, check out one of our eBooks!

Imagine if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee and turning on your home computer to read the day’s newspaper. Not so remarkable now, but in 1981 it was pretty much science fiction. A colleague recently sent me a news clip from San Francisco about how the local papers were experimenting with electronic offerings. It’s a good way to remember of how far we’ve come. Downloading the San Francisco Examiner took 3 hours back then over a basic modem (with a rotary phone!).

People who have fast eye movements tend to be less patient and are more prone to making quick decisions, according to a recent study.

During the last few bone-chilling weeks, we’ve been hearing the term “polar vortex” but do any of us know what it really means? AccuWeather explains why this year has been so bone-chilling.

It’s winter. What better excuse for a video of dolphins surfing?

Dave

Senior Information Specialist

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  1. I guess I have a fast eye since your descriptions fit me. Thanks for sharing this.

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