Nudist Colony

Here’s a hoot of a term courtesy of the new WIRED, which was in my mailbox this afternoon:

A cluster of nonsecure (“naked”) wireless networks.

UPDATE: this is one of my most hot posts! I wonder why…:-)

Welcome to TTW 2.0

After a huge crash of my iBlog software that left me stranded blogless at Computers in Libraries, Tame the Web is back — running on Movable Type thanks to the hard work of Aaron and Blake! It is now housed at the TTW domain as well!

The old Tame the Web content is here!

UPDATE: Still some DNS stuff to work out… please keep checking in and be sure to update links or feeds. I home with a cold/ear thing today… more to come.

Quicker than a Ray of Light

Bob and I went out to CIL to present in the Learning Track on motivating and celebrating staff with technology. We wanted to show off the work we did on RAY OF LIGHT the SJCPL staff day video. I blogged about it here. ROL is a fast motion day in the life of our library system which illustrates how EVERYONE plays a role in the library’s mission!

The presentation was a success and the audience seemed to really like the video! There were some whoops and hollars! Then we did questions and of course the discussion turned to copyright. Yes, we used ROL by Madonna with no clearance but it was as much fair use as it could be: not sold, distributed, or copied.

I told them we tried last year to reach out to Madonna’s people and never got anywhere. I think this is a great idea for libraries to internally and externally market themselves — hey Madonna… can you give me a minute of your time to chat about it?

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