For libraries, progress presents a glut of resources and even more challenges. Ars Technica’s Curt Hopkins explores the challenge of trying to “balance the physical and digital despite dwindling budgets“. Chris Meadow’s (TeleRead) response to Hopkins is thought-provoking as well. And speaking of what the future may bring, check out the video at the end of this blog post for a look at what Ma Bell thought future telecommunications technology would be circa 1961. It’s retro and ridiculous.
Other interesting reads from the blogosphere:
- 2012’s solar eclipse in pictures. (ars technica)
- SpaceX Dragon launched Tuesday morning, en route to International Space Station. (ars technica)
- Neil Gaiman delivers an interesting commencement address at University of the Arts. (boingboing)
- Chinese invented movable type 600 years before Gutenberg. (TeleRead)