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Google’s Clandestine Effort to Change the English Language

Google recently rolled out what is destined to go down as its longest lasting innovation; and as far as I can tell, nobody’s really noticed. Carl “Ok Google Now” Google Now “Yes Carl?” Carl “Call Bob on his mobile” Google Now “Calling Bob on THEIR mobile” Ouch! The first time

 
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Making MARC Agnositc

I continue to receive many requests for the slides from my ALA2013 presentation on modeling the ESTC21 as an agnostic data store.* The technological challenge of the project is to design a system not only for managing the over 500,000 records in the union catalogue, but to develop a data

 
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It’s Always Been About Big Data

Published on August 17, 2013 by in Miscellanea

In 1668 the British Royal Society undertook its first official publication, An Essay Towards a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language, penned by the Society’s first secretary, John Wilkins. Wilkins’ ambitious work proposed to create a universal language, intelligible to all nations and peoples, as a means of facilitating and

 
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Stood in line all night for the first iPhone. Just Traded in my iPhone-5 for an Android.

Published on April 15, 2013 by in Miscellanea

I’ve been an Apple user since I got my Apple II back when I was in Junior High. (We called it Junior High back then, and not Middle School, which will give you some idea of how long ago that was.) And I’ve been an avid, vocal user and supporter

 
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“Vexed Impressions: Toward a Digital Archive of Broadside Ballad Illustrations”

With Patricia Fumerton, Kris McAbee and Megan Palmer Browne. Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture. Ed. Brent Nelson and Melissa Terras. 2012.  Arizona: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Arizona State University Press.

 
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