random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  Some went among women who were alone, teaching them to join together, for there is hope in two women, help in three women, strength in four, joy in five, power in six and against seven, no gate may stand.

tagged: women, unity, activism
  —Sheri S. Tepper

oclc will take member feedback on catalog records policy change

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

OCLC will take member feedback on its recent proposed change in licensing terms on cataloging records. See OCLC’s press release from yesterday, “OCLC Board of Trustees and Members Council to convene Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship.” link from librarythingtim yaay. update 2009/1/15: Salon on OCLC at Radical Reference, Friday, Jan. 23, 8 […]

barking dogs != relaxation (or security)

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

For the record, the menacing presence of very large german shepherds is not a plus at a train station. And when you hear their barks, whimpers, and howls nearby it makes you worry whether they’re attacking someone, upset or excited at someone’s lunch, etc. Word is they’re sniffing for bombs but I don’t think for […]

free power in NYC

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Free Power, NYC, Feb. 3, 2008.Photo by L. Quilter. In NYC earlier this month, I saw someone sitting on a sidewalk with a laptop and other accoutrements. I assumed it was just a convenient (if cold) place to pick up a free wireless signal, but when I got closer I realized that the person was […]

comedies & tragedies of fair use

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

5/3 update: variant version of this post (an older version of the post but marked-up with hyperlinks) + other blog commentary from Joy Garnett @ newsgrist … liveblogging the meeting and this session @ iptablog – The Comedies of Fair Use meeting wrapped up a few hours ago. Among the best presentations were the art […]

teledildonics can only be another step away …

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Today, on our way to the Fung Wah bus (we never got there, but that’s another story), my partner & I happened to stop in at a bookstore/teahouse for brunch. Then we realized that they were actually having a booksigning by Margaret Atwood. I’m in the middle of a huge deadline, and have just started […]

the kindness of strangers

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

So, tonight I was in a NYC restaurant with a dear friend, when I got a call from an unknown number in Boston. The unknown number turned out to be a library science professor at Simmons College, whom I have never met, and he wanted to know if I’ve lost my wallet. I found this […]

subway preachers & showtunes

Friday, October 8th, 2004

how fabulous — k. r. munson defeats subway preachers with showtunes: (Note: This is not me. I just think it’s cool.)


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