Getting back into the groove

October 7, 2006 at 9:33 am 3 comments

It’s hard to get back into the habit of writing whilst adjusting to huge changes.
However, the itch to write has been pestering me lately.

My current position has moved me further away from libraries, per se. In that my focus is upon our ontology (keywords and keyword structure) as well as other writing standards for a large content management system. And yet…I still am a library geek :)

I’ve been catching up on reading library techie blogs and came across Jane’s post about a challenge to Farhenheit 451.

I do wish people would readwhat they protest. I don’t understand people that are so easily offended by literature. A local teen recently wrote a rather brilliant editorial in the local county paper. In it she noted that Shakespearian classics have all of the elements that so many challenge in other books — bad language, violence, corruption and cross dressing! — yet no one seems to challenge those works. It’s too bad The Aegis has all of their content behind a wall. They want $10 a year if you have a print subscription. Fugghedaboudit! Sheesh and I thought some of the major papers are getting lost in the web? At least most print content sites will provide limited access to some articles and free electronic access to print subscribers.
sigh.

Anyway seeing the title brings back vivid memories for me — my high school mime troop did a mime rock opera based upon Fahernheit 451 :)

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  • 1. phrenseed  |  October 7, 2006 at 9:29 pm

    Dear Crossed. Primary source attribution has gone out of style with a classical education. If you are a fan of primary source material, there is no need for explanation. For example, if you want to speak of condition relexes, why not give Pavolov’s laboratory journals a read. By the way, isn’t that one of the great facets of a library: access to a plethora of primary source materials. Never mind what they said about it, what did they say? http://www.gnuzworks.com

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  • 2. Jane  |  October 9, 2006 at 7:07 pm

    People challenging books makes me so very sad and so very angry. Books are one of the ways in which we challenge each other as human beings to be better than ourselves, to rise above the baseness of our humanity. When we rufuse to rise to the challenge by reading something difficult, we refuse lead better lives.

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  • 3. kathy hagen  |  November 8, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    Good to read your blog. Interesting life! Also, I am working on a taxonomy project and wanted to find out more from you– are there sources you recommend to educate the populus on such work? My work is most often with knowledge transfer, less with systems. Your advice would be welcome.
    Thank you again, and I hope you continue to blog– quite interesting! (Hope your foot is better).
    Kathy

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