Tag Archives: Library

Declaration of Independence

In something approaching, but failing to achieve, respectful silence, shuffling in subdued light through the cavernous rotunda, separated from our prey by a sheet of bulletproof glass, the group comes within sight of the Declaration of Independence. Well: a copy … Continue reading

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The Smell of Knowledge

I found myself in the library. Some twenty years after i was here last. Things have changed. I grew up with this library: adventure books with tigers and sharks, books about boats and adventure, maps and atlases, novels and dictionaries. … Continue reading

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The Concentration of Meaning: Birth of the Social Age

It’s largely a matter of concentration: not thinking harder but rather a greater aggregation of knowledge and resources. Trace the journey of ‘sense making‘. At first, we had to use our own senses: looking at the world around us, biting … Continue reading

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The Point of Books. Not just Facebook.

A somewhat unfair media reaction today to Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion that books can be great, “allowing you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way“. I’m all for books all for people who espouse their virtues: … Continue reading

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Sense making in the Social Age

Back from holiday and off to Bulgaria today to deliver a workshop about social learning and community management. I’ve never been to Bulgaria before, indeed, i’d be hard pushed to tell you anything about it whatsoever that went beyond media … Continue reading

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Finding a good book

I’m an unashamed bibliophile, unable to resist the lure of a new book on pretty much any subject. My bookshelves groan under the weight and, somewhat surprisingly seeing my digital heritage, i rarely buy eBooks or read longform online. The … Continue reading

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Where’s your library? Questions around sharing and social learning

As well as a museum, children’s playground and sofas, Schiphol airport boasts a library. In the days of Kindles and eBooks, it may sound slightly anachronistic, but this library has actual shelves and actual books that you can sit in … Continue reading

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