1. explore-blog:

Kurt Vonnegut's 1999 commencement address


    Kurt Vonnegut's 1999 commencement address

  2. Information is only of value if you can get it to people who can do something with it. Sharing is power.


    General Stanley McChrystal at TED 2014. McChrystal’s memoir, My Share of the Task, is a magnificent read. 

    Nearly seven decades earlier, Vannevar Bush made an eloquent case for the same concept in his seminal essay “As We May Think.” 

    (via explore-blog)

  3. unimpressedcats:




    (Source: animalsthatdopeoplethings)

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  5. cincylibrary:

    Recently spotted in our collection: Patrons Are People: How to Be a Model Librarian, published by the American Library Association in 1956 and full of helpful hints prepared and illustrated by Sarah Leslie Wallace.

  6. after-fear:

    Overly Honest Methods in science.

  7. kafkaesque-world:


    The Méjanes library in Aix-en-Provence, France

    La Cité du Livre d’Aix-en-Provence

  8. As we experience faster flows of information online, we become … less patient people. But it’s not just a network effect. The phenomenon is amplified by the constant buzz of Facebook, Twitter, texting, and social networking in general. Society’s “activity rhythm” has never been so harried. Impatience is a contagion spread from gadget to gadget.

    — Some of today’s biggest thinkers on what we should actually be worried about (via explore-blog)

  9. vsw:

    The Walking Library

    from the VSW Soibelman Syndicate News Agency Archive