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Mar 5, 2005
Mar 3, 2005
From RFID in Libraries, Laura Smart writes:
The California Senate has had the first reading of bill SB 682, the identity Information Protection Act of 2005.
The legislation would make it a misdemeanor to include a ?contactless integrated circuit or other device that can broadcast personal information? on any government issued ID card.
The bill Ed: broken link removed 2011 contains this excerpt:
Jan 24, 2005
Well, here's a new one for me: podcasting. According to Wikipedia, podcasting is when you make a radio program available for downloading to portable devices such as iPods. Get it? iPod + webcast = podcast.
Jan 7, 2005
I'm a big fan of Steve Krug's book, Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. I'm feeling pretty guilty that I just purchased five copies of his book for my co-workers without visting his site first which would have resulted in him getting a hefty kickback from Amazon (via their Associate's program). Oh well.
Nov 29, 2004
At the California Library Association's Annual Conference, I moderated a panel of RFID vendors entitled "The Vendors Answer the Tough Questions."
The format was a pointed Q&A by me followed by some questions from the audience. In anticipation of the questions I posed to the panel members, I had sent each panelist the same set of questions and told them that, based on their responses, I would be picking who the respondent for that question would be.
Nov 22, 2004
Sep 19, 2004
Nice work, Gates Foundation! They finally made their handy "pac installer" available to everyone. The PAC Installer used to be buried on their pacomputing website but they've hauled it out of the back closet and are featuring it on its own prominent web page!
Here's where it's at: http://pacomputing.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=7593 . [Updated link 12/6/04]
Sep 15, 2004
Sep 9, 2004
I learned this morning that Anne Lipow left us. What a loss for our side, I thought. When people like Anne die, you can't help but wonder where they are now. Are they reaping the rewards of a life well lived? Is Anne's heaven a beautiful space filled with good food and curious, intelligent, and generous souls all passionately debating important issues of the ...day...er eternity maybe!?
Anne was once my neighbor. She lived across the street from us in Berkeley. She was one of the first librarians I ever really knew. And what a great example she was!
Aug 29, 2004
Just bumped into a new calendar program called Calendar Script 3.2. I came across it on a library website.
I made a point of checking it out because of its nice clean look. Features include multiple views, multi-user support, repeating events, custom event type, templates, optional approval process, search. Read about more features...