I’m still thinking about leveraging the power of the software behind Polyvore to reinvent the bricks and mortar retail experience. I’m reminded of a conversation that I heard recently about the changing face of journalism with the advent of social media. The speaker was saying that in the past, an individual with a story would submit it to the news distributor who, after vetting (to whatever degree) the information, would pay the journalist. Now, with services such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and others, news is often posted and news agencies take advantage of the “free” information. There is now conversation that that just isn’t fair. There’s rumblings of how to compensate content providers rather than just boosting their Klout scores. Continue reading
There are all these groups of people related to technology. There are the architects, the enthusiasts, the collectors, the hackers, the climbers, the disdainers and those afraid of the technological bogeyman. Continue reading
Our library recently ordered a couple Raspberry Pi Model Bs. When I say “our library,” I mean “me.” I did it. I didn’t really ask for approval. Well, I’m the boss…so, there’s that.
The truth is, I’d heard of the Raspberry Pi when it came out and wasn’t particularly interested. Yeah, I thought it was cool that some UK company wanted to make programming more accessible. I just didn’t feel like I had enough time to devote to learning something brand new. Please note that my last programming foray was one class of C++ several years ago. Before that, it was Basic in high school. Please also note that I’m a library director, not a computer builder/programmer/anything. Continue reading