Today's NYT had a long, anecdotal article about a group of neuroscientists going rafting to see if being away from electronic communication would benefit their thought processes. Interesting but without any definite conclusions.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Inside Google Books: Books of the world, stand up and be counted! All 129,864,880 of you.
Google announced, yesterday, that by their count there are about 130 million books in the world. Interestingly, they found many metadata errors, such as multple books assigned the same ISBN, and even a thousand t-shirts with ISBNs. Their post is worth reading for anyone interested in books and cataloging.