In the heart of civilization lie places abandoned. For whatever reason, people retreat from these spaces entirely, leaving behind unintentional time capsules filled with objects and equipment from another era, including computers.
In recent years, a risky hobby called 'urban exploration' has gained momentum on the Internet. Urban explorers risk life, limb, and imprisonment to document derelict buildings and urban decay. They are guided by a code of ethics not to disturb what they find, as illustrated by their main credo: 'Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.'
In the following slides, we'll uncover the hidden and often eerie world of abandoned computers in 12 photographs/photos. that remind us both of our own propensity for technological excess and of the seemingly inexorable force of tech obsolescence that has overtaken our civilization at a breakneck pace...""
Ant writes: "This Libreaction blog rants on how "real librarians sometimes silently cringe at the shockingly-poor reference interviews conducted by librarians on television/TV and in the movies.
But Andy Priestner, head business librarian at Cambridge University, isn't going to hide under the reference desk. He's come out swinging against Jocasta Nu, the librarian over the Jedi Archives depicted in the Star Wars franchise. As the above video illustrates, Nu really doesn't know how to discern and meet customer needs. Priestner writes at length about Nu's dubious use of space and access policies..."
Ant writes: "A 15 minutes and 21 seconds TED video talk showing: "Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest, he lays out the main problems (call them the meetings and managers (M&Ms)) and offers three suggestions to make work work.