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Social networks – Vanity or need to learn?

I’ve spent some time lately reading Lankes’  The Atlas of New Librarianship (Companion website here). Ideally, I’d like to be in a reading group built around it, since I can hardly read a page witout having to stop to ponder over a point he makes, or question current practice, my own prejudice, or whatever Lankes […]

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Slow is the new black…

‘Slow is the new fast’, was a slogan that appeared after Norwegians more or less collectively sat down to watch Hurtigruten slowly cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes, a voyage taking five days. The Norwegian broadcasting company NRK allocated one channel to nonstop transmission, while also streaming the thing. But I don’t want a ‘new fast’. […]

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Zen and the art of floating

Believe it or not, even in Bergen you may find air temperatures of upper eighties (F, today 30 C), and luxuriously warm water. Admittedly only indors, and you have to pay for it, but today, it’s been worth every cent, or penny, or øre. School kids in Bergen are generously granted 10 h of swimming […]

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Steam-goth or Goth-punk?

GeekMom is apparently having a Steampunk week, and offered a goth vs steampunk test. I would have placed myself firmly as steam-punk, given my science background. Also, I completely adored last years short movie, The Lost thing.  But I’ve also admitted before that I went though a phase as a borderline closet goth, and also […]

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15 books in 15 minutes

Don’t take too long to think about it: Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing what books my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on […]