Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Raw Shark Texts by Stephen Hall

I have never read a book like this before. Trying to describe the book to someone is virtually impossible, but talking about it after they have read it makes for one very strange conversation.
Highly recommended.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

23. Summarize your thoughts about this program on your blog.

I have learnt a lot from this program, many thanks for all those involved in setting it up and trawling through all the blogs.

Some of the 'things' I probably wont use very often, but at least I have developed an awareness of what they are, how they are or can be used, both by library users and staff.

Loved mashing up images, bookmarking sites, and learnt more about how to dressup my blog.

I could get addicted to embedding html in my blog.

Look forward to mp3 books, epaper and more.

As a btw, i am not a fan of facebook, like some of the correspondents to the weekend newspapers, i phone my friends, i sms them, i email them, i do not need to write on their walls, or poke them or send them ninja elephant jabs.


#22 Audiobooks (or "The end is in sight ")

Bring it on I say. Talking books are so popular these days, and libraries should adopt mp3 format as standard. Cds and cassettes are so bulky, easy to damage etc. People could play them on their mobile phones, blackberries, ipods etc whenever, wherever they want. Bring it on.

Monday, October 29, 2007

#21 Podcasts, Smodcasts!

I added the Cornwall news podcast from the (of course, where else).

In the library, could use podcasts to promote events, weekly newsletter, latest bestsellers, and much more.

#20 You too can YouTube

This is great, you never know what you will find, you never know whether it's going to be a good film or not. Very easy to embed into the blog, need faster broadband at home is my only concern.

#19 Discovering Web 2.0 tools

I' liked Weatherbonk from the nominees list for Web 2.0 awards, its cool that you can tailor the map and display options and then insert the html to your blog. I also like the frog that goes pobblebonk down by the creek near my place.