Five tips for a Better ALA Conference Experience from one of ALA's largest divisions
Getting Virtual: ALA Works to Increase Electronic Member Participation
Broadband, Internet access, etc.
Elderly, poor narrow broadband service gap from the AP
Home Broadband Adoption a Pew Study
Lower Broadband Prices -- but only if there is competition
Stimulus rules are out -- are the easily understood?
Open Access, Copyright, Intellectual Property (IP)
Elsevier is lobbying against Open Access [OK, who is surprised?]Are Books Dead?
File sharing and Copyright from LIS News -- read the report which is a PDF linked from this
The short answer here is "NO" but you should read the long discussion.
But the Canadian National Archives thinks "MAYBE" since they have stopped buying paper.
Miscellaneous Internet issues
Google antitrust issuesTruly Miscellaneous
Anonymity on the web -- or not!
Hate speechin the US as opposed to the rest of the world
Don't moon people with cameras (or at least hide your face when you do) -- humor, but with an important point
Search and find magazine articles on Google Book Search (from the source)
Taxes and the Internet: Amazon drops partners to avoid state sales taxes
Shut up! Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them.The BIG picture
PowerPoint Animations are information killers -- I feel vindicated!
Gender gap continues in the computer world -- even if not in libraries, or is it a reverse gap for us.
Humor, from Robert Benchley -- How to get things done despite procrastination
Is there a "too big to fail" in the book/library world?
Widening generation gap (from nola.com); original Pew study here
How teens use media is different than how "we" do (Neilsen study)