Friday, December 28, 2007

Thing # 11 - The You Tube

I watched Tony Bennett sing "They can't take that away from me."

It was a duet with Elvis Costello. Very nice.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Charles Dickens Links.....

Anyone who is a fan of Charles Dickens should read "Dickens of the Mounted" ed. by Eric Nicol.

It will show that his son was as talented and funny as his famous father was.

Charles lived at Gads Hill Place in Kent, England.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Ideas

Christmas Ideas for the year 2007

Decorate tree

Put up other decorations

Friday, November 23, 2007

This is a new document I have created to try out Thing # 8. I have no idea what I will use it for.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thing # 6 completed: Changing the top ten books ever list

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thing #7 completed

Thing #7: Read an article in wikipedia on any pet subject and assess it in your blog.

Overall I was impressed by the accuracy on the information I got from Wikipedia on the life of Charles Dickens. But one piece of info was misleading: the part where it was stated that Dickens wrote serialised novels which was the usual format for fiction at the time. It wasn't the usual format for the new works of the important authors of the day. Here's what Peter Ackroyd's "Dickens" has to say:

"The form and manner of the Pickwick Papers heralded a revolution in the circulation and appeal of narrative fiction. The form itself was not a particularly new one. There had been similar excursions in the same field of light humour. Serialisation of fiction in magazines was equally common and there were even examples of fiction being published in monthly parts. The difference being that such serialisation was really only employed for old and familiar tales. What was unfamiliar about Dicken's venture was the idea of a new story being marketed in this way.Within a matter of months it became clear exactly what it was that Dickens had initiated."

This is an important distinction because what Dickens accomplished was to put important literature of the day into the hands of the working-class poor.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Thing #5: Re article I read for Thing#2

I read the article, "Library 2.0 in the Real World" by Jenny Levine. I was interested in the
example she gave about a typical library situation where a patron is looking for information on a
certain subject, but it is a difficult subject to find any information on. With blogging the library
can now have access to much more information. This sounds great. The part I wonder about is
where anyone would be able to enhance the OPAC. How do we know that they will be
legitimate experts? Well, anyway, it will be exciting to see how it all plays out.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Thing # 4 Completed

Thing # 4: I have posted a comment on the Learning 2.0 campaign blog.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Hurray! I've created my first blog! Now, with this posting, I have completed my first three
"things". I have read, and learned what a blog is, and now I have created one. Cool, huh!
Written at the Digby Pines Resort.