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This is where the madness happens
With the American Peso and the speed of Amazon.com delivery, there's hardly any reason anymore not to get your English books from the US.
Image from Search Patterns by Peter Morville and Jeffery Callender.
O'Reilly's first book cover in full color. The book arrived this morning, hu-hu!
In case you lost your sense of direction when you saw that the UM Museum of Art is currently a construction site...
Waiting in line for the marvellous coffee and photographing the official photographer photographing Peter Morville's book signing at the Intergen stand.
"Ambient findability is about being able to find anyone or anything at any time or from any place. But this isn't necessarily a goal. It's a situation. There are many times when people or things don't want to be found."
@ O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference
More freaky workshop:
So I went to Chapters to read a book called Ambient Findability because it was conveniently there but not in any libraries yet. And this is a great book, I would buy it if I were the type of person to buy lots of books. It's about making it so we can "find anything/anyone from anywhere at anytime."
What struck me is how many other things it referenced that I was already aware of/had previously read: Kevin Lynch (the guy who did nodes, edges, landmarks, etc. for wayfinding), Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Levitt (Freakonomics), Wikipedia, behrouz's Newsmap, Flickr, delicious, the long tail AND Garden of Forking Paths
Iffat what does this MEAN?!
(That last one is a reading Cabianca gave us for Type Ex and I dont know what it had to do with anything, or why it is appearing in this book that I'm reading today.)
When I got home, I geeked out and emailed all my profs and asked them what books they would buy immediately and without hesitation if someone gave them a bunch of money to spend at Chapters-- because I have yet to buy anything with my gift card from Christmas.
Wish this happened more often, I was trying to find the Hippodrome and the only thing I knew about it was that it was by the Arcadian Centre in Chinatown.
But I hadn't come out for lipstick.
Harder to find that I thought. Requested it over a month ago from my library via ILL. Perhaps there are more lessons to learn.
Good to catch up on your reading after a long day at the conference