Saturday, July 10, 2010

That's because it's not a real book...

Apparently Microsoft wants to patent the look and feel of digital page turning. One more thing they have that no one wants, or the greatest invention in digital books? I say the first in's fussy, it's corny, and it's annoying when you're trying to read a modern book. But that's mostly because (for me at least), I don't read modern books online the way I read them in print.

That said, it's fun to play with the Turning the Pages feature at the British Library, and we had the Kennicott Bible featured via the same software here at one of the Bodleian's exhibitions. I still think it's corny, but when it's fast and simple, perhaps it has its uses...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Last weekend, in pieces

Argh. So busy having fun and studying for things and teaching and...whew. Which means I cover last weekend on Thursday, and haven't posted in aaaaaages.

The past few weeks have involved driving ranges, First Communions, lots of sun, bbqs, family birthday parties, tearing my hair out over metadata issues at work, and other craziness.


I go home in TWO WEEKS. And Cathy comes tomorrow.

Zoe now has the best guest bed. EVER.

And following sleep on said bed, we wandered through Columbia Road to flower shop, followed by chorizo and eggs in a sunny Spanish cafe. So. many. flowers. :)