Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A few things

I think I neglected to tell you that the new Notes from the Horn Book is out. So, Notes is out! You know, we started Notes as a more parent- and consumer-friendly alternative to the Magazine, so tell your friends, family and patrons about it. Special deal this week: free.

I was sad to hear that Judy Krug, ALA's longtime boss-lady for intellectual freedom, has died. She was quite a force, an irresistible one to be sure, with that unbeatable combination of an iron will and tons of charisma. Years ago I interviewed for a job with her and was completely intimidated.

I'll be in Ohio for the next couple of days for the Media Source board meeting, where I have to do my first Power Point presentation. Just two slides, thank goodness. Has anyone read Edward Tufte's broadside against the medium? Here's an appropriately formatted outline of his points.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to be reminded of Tufte! His VISUAL PRESENATION OF FACTUAL(?)MATERIAL should be read by everyone - yet yours is the first reference to it I've seen in years!

Anonymous said...

I think you mean The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.

GREAT BOOK. It will change your eye and brain.

http://www.edwardtufte.com

Anonymous said...

Yes, I misremembered the title - but can never forget the book. Thanks for setting me straight!