Monthly Archives: December 2010

Why There’s No Kindle “Freedom” in Libraries

I’m going through some of my old “starred” items in my news reader and posting them here, now that I’ve finally worked out an easy method of doing so. Inside Higher Ed via Why There’s No Kindle “Freedom” in Libraries. … Continue reading

News Sources and Public Misinformation about the U.S. 2010 Election

News Sources and Public Misinformation about the U.S. 2010 Election. It appears that during the most recent election, both Democrats and Republicans believed an appalling amount of misinformation about key issues. ¬†Most folks didn’t even know what their own “platform” … Continue reading

Beyond Fossil Fuels: African Huts Far From the Grid Glow With Renewable Power

From the New York Times: via Beyond Fossil Fuels: African Huts Far From the Grid Glow With Renewable Power. I saw these same solar generators everywhere in the hinterlands of China – cheap, easy, and transformative for the people. ¬†Given … Continue reading

Portlandish

We have been celebrating the arrival of Santa here for a few days. First, there was the “presents from humans to kids” jubilee on Christmas eve, then the “presents from santa to kids” festivities Christmas morning, and finally culminated in … Continue reading

Things come out okay

It might take a little help from others, but things have a way of coming out the way they should.