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This and That

Haven't done one of these This and That e-mail messages in a while. Can you tell that I'm still spending more time on writing than reading??

E-book Advantages on the Kindle and the iPad offers a brief comparison of the two products. Worth a glance if you're trying to decide which item to purchase.

[If purchasing now, I would likely pick the iPad over the Kindle, though I think much more could have been done with the iPad.]

The Institute of Museum and Library Services released a report titled Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. According to the press release:

Nearly one-third of Americans age 14 or older – roughly 77 million people – used a public library computer or wireless network to access the Internet in the past year, according to a national report released today. In 2009, as the nation struggled through a recession, people relied on library technology to find work, apply for college, secure government benefits, learn about critical medical treatments, and connect with their communities.

[All this at a time when public libraries, rarely known to benefit from even happier economic times, are faced with shrinking budgets and corresponding cuts in staffing and services. And don't think that the *ridiculous* closing of library/media centers in some public and private school systems hasn't contributed to the rise in the use of the public library by students, as well. Ah, irony.]

On a personal note, I'm at 27,000 words and still rising on London Wishes, and I (finally) sent a query letter to another agency about my Claimed book.

Anything new you want to share?

Comments

StephanieD said…
All the libraries in my county are always full of people either using their computers or taking advantage of the free wireless. It's a hub of activity. And some people still visit to read books, like me :)

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