It’s been a good week. Lots of learning opportunities, new challenges and connections made. I was able to cobble together a quick list of posts that I find thoughtful/interesting. I hope you do too.
- Harry McCracken at PC-World wrote an article last month discussing the sales of eReaders in 2010. The short of it is that the companies are claiming that they are selling millions of eReaders but few actually provide the numbers.
- Ars Technica writer Matthew Lassar discusses how the political talking heads discuss net neutrality and how both sides are getting it wrong.
- Read Write Web recaps Forrester Research’s 10 mobile trends for 2011. The two that may matter for us are: 4) The “Apps vs. Internet” Debate Will Continue…to be Irrelevant and 6) Mobile Will Increasingly Prompt Users to Interact with Their Environment.
- Another post from Read Write Web gives us some information about the integration of Near-Field Communication and the next iPhone. Possible uses for libraries in the future…use phone for library card. iPhones are not the only mobile devices beginning to integrate NFC. Many more will soon.
- Andy Burkhardt gives us something to think about with his post about Devil’s Advocates. He has some interesting thoughts on the role of a DA and new ideas.
- Andy Woodworth has written a fantastic piece about the need to dream big in Libraryland and the balance between day-to-day necessities.
- Sarah Houghton-Jan provides food for thought about the library user experience via an excerpt from a Steampunk graphic novel.
If you want to read these on the go you can download them in digest form here.