Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
One of the things I'm leery about is user-created content. I’m a control freak (a cataloger!) and not a big fan of “radical trust.” In an ideal world all user-created content would contribute to the general pool of knowledge. But I’ve seen too many worthless “reviews” at Amazon and IMDb, vandalized entries and editing wars at Wikipedia, and vituperative anonymous comments at my local newspaper’s website to have much faith in that. Yes, there’s some great non-authoritative content out there, and I agree with John Blyberg that we need to distinguish between authoritative and non-authoritative stuff to our patrons. But you may have to sift through a lot of dross to find the gold.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Okay, that's enough doggerel; time to get to the point of this post. Every fiber of my being rebels against blogging. I'm a very private person, and the thought of publishing my thoughts online for the whole world to see appalls me. I know, I know, there are many times more blogs than there are readers of said blogs, but still...