Paul Shaw: “This list is not definitive. It is only a suggestion. There are several other typefaces I reluctantly jettisoned because I wanted to keep the list small. I welcome alternatives to my choices below.”
“I used to ride my bike to the library in Long Island, NY, every Thursday. It was safe. I would check out the maximum. Six. I would put them into my bike basket, ride home, and then line them up in my drawer, BACKWARDS. This was the exact opposite order in which I wanted to read them. There was no deviation. Years of therapy clearly awaited me, but it was a beautiful love affair.”—Jodi Lampert: LA’s Librarians Demand Noise
“If libraries just sit back and wait to see what happens, rather than participating in the cycle of innovation and competition, they will end up with diminished roles in our culture. It’s important that we don’t let that happen.”—Libraries, Ebooks, and Competition
I have eight days to pack up my belongings and vacate my current apartment. As previously mentioned, I am moving to the other side of the country for 4 months. While I love moving, I really hate packing. But this time around, it shouldn’t be too difficult. First of all, I don’t have any furniture, so I will only be putting a few boxes and my bike into storage. Second, I am beyond ready to move out of my apartment, and if I weren’t moving to St. John’s, I would still be looking for a new place.
So far I have lined the shoes I am taking up against a wall, and I am just starting to divide my stuff into four categories: garbage, sisters (ie. clothing swap or donate), storage, and suitcase. Please, if you have any packing tips, send them my way.
“The inaugural Solidarity Race for the Danish Cargobike Championship took place in sweltering heat in Phoenix, Arizona, over the weekend. The event, frugally sponsored by Cargobike Cult, featured a single courageous rider who braved temperatures exceeding 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius) and raced a Bullitt Milk Plus cargobike along a partially closed off, carbon copy route of the ca. 1.5 mile Copenhagen course.”—Cargobike Cult
I am moving to St. John’s, Newfoundland this September for four months. I recently told a big-city-loving friend of mine and she gave me the “are you crazy” look. Well [enter friend’s name here]: it looks like the NYTimes agrees with me - St. John’s is awesome!
Yes, the easy argument is to say that this is impractical (one reader’s comment: “Clearly for people who like to “have” books but don’t care for reading/sharing them. Gross”).
However, I kind of like it. Storing your books ‘spines in’ could be a great way to keep track of which books you have already finished reading. As well, it forces the user to pick the book up - making the act of deciding which book to read both a physical and a visual experience. To all of those people crying out that e-books are the death of the physical enjoyment of the book: jump on this bandwagon! SPINES IN!