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E-Reserve This!

“No-no words”? That’s what a recent PUBLIB poster was in search of. Though the she defined no-no words as words or terms that too slangy or informal to be understood by all, I think it would be a boon to the profession if we expanded the concept to include other words or terms, such as….… Read the rest

OutKast Cast Out

It’s been a tough week for music. It started off with the news of Rick James passing away last Friday at the age of 56–sad, but not surprising, considering at one point in his life, he was spending $10K – $15K a week on cocaine. I prefer to remember him as the composer of one of the most brain-stickingest song (not to mention one of the most ripped-off bass lines) of the late twentieth century: Superfreak. He was … Read the rest

ALA Orlando Redux

As per my promise, I belatedly give you my random thoughts and conclusions about the 2004 ALA Conference:

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What Am I?

There’s been a lot of press about Barack Obama, a candidate for the US Senate and oft-stated rising star of the Democratic Party. And in just about every news story about Obama he’s referred to as “African-American”. But is he really?… Read the rest