So when is reality better than virtual? Always! Always? Can virtual ever be better than reality? Indeed, I think it can be. Here are some things I enjoy better au virtual: The Gutenberg Bible – yes, I’ve stood in front of one of the Gutenberg Bibles. It was under glass and I could see just… Continue reading Virtual vs. Reality
Question o’ the day: Should universities provide a free blogspace for their students, faculty and staff? I’ve been asked to ponder this question and write a recommendation for the University of Texas at Austin. My response is, “Of course! Blogs are part of the new web culture…the interactive web…where individual voices can be heard. Blogs… Continue reading Ublog?
Magic Carpet Ride
Have you ever seen a display of technology that took your breath away? In October 2002 at Educause, John Gage of Sun, amazed us all with a live demo of EarthViewer (aka Keyhole). Using satellite imagery, we took a virtual magic carpet ride from the Atlanta Convention Center to Harvard then to Tokyo then Paris. I was speechless.
Are you an ebook virgin?
I didn’t believe an ebook could be fun to read. Sitting in front of computers all day…I can attest to the fact that reading large amounts of text from a monitor is not ideal. But, I felt like I should really read an entire novel before making my final decision. Hmmmm…what to read? I browsed… Continue reading Are you an ebook virgin?
Power vs. Paper
I’m a booklover. One of my favorite places to be is in a bookstore, surrounded by the smell of books and ideas waiting to be discovered and explored. My passion for books goes back to my childhood, to my mother, who read to me every night and filled my room with books. As I grew,… Continue reading Power vs. Paper
iPod > iBod?
I’m embarrassed to say I don’t own an MP3 player. I’ve been able to resist the temptation up until now…but how can a girl scorn the latest convergence! The ability to listen to music while simultaneously keeping up with my personal hygiene is pure genius. Shopping list: PodShaveLady Bluetooth earbuds Victoria’s Secret Aftershave for Ladies… Continue reading iPod > iBod?
My first challenge in the blogosphere was to discover why my wordpress rss wasn’t playing well with others. Specifically, I was getting “file not found” in Sage. Solutions: Remove “feed:” from rss links in sidebar.php and footer.php by changing: <a href="feed:<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>">Entries (RSS)</a> to: <a href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>">Entries (RSS)</a> Fix one line of code… Continue reading Syndicated Vindicated
Prediction: museums will be filled with transparent technology in the future…and not just technology for technology sake…but technology that makes the museum responsive to you.