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Malcolm Gladwell started the debate with a lengthy review criticizing many of Anderson's analogies for how scarcity and abundance operate in a market economy. Seth Godin then responded with a few choice rebuttals, sure to spark further discussion.
Along with this, Waldo Jaquith levies allegations that the book contains overt plagiarism. Anderson himself has responded in kind to the blog post, and it appears some additional notes will be available to coincide with the book's release.
While some of this buzz may be viral marketing, the subject matter still sounds quite interesting. Free will be available for sale in stores July 7, though you can put it on hold at Canton Public Library today.
Wave eliminates the redundancy and errors of communication typically present in email; combining email's best features with those of chat, wikis, and mashup applications.
Developers will be able to extend Wave's capabilities to include games and many functional tools for productivity.
Lastly, Google plans the project to be open source and interoperable, making it a solid contender to eventually replace conventional email.
While YouTube is great for entertaining videos, you have to dig pretty deep to find educational stuff (or know what you're looking for). Below is a short list of educational video sites:
Academic Earth - Selected lectures from top professors at Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. Subjects range from Astronomy to Religion.
Have a product you're trying to market? Looking for advice on how to run your business or even just your life? Seth Godin breaks down complex principles in a very readable way. Here are some of his recent hits:
Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us -- how to leverage informal communities, even on the web
- Be specific: the librarian will only know what you tell him/her, so be sure to give all the necessary information up front. The librarian can work from broad categories down into specifics, but starting with all the information will find better information faster
- Don't wait until the last minute: While a web search only takes a second, the library moves a little slower.
Here are ten ways to get the most out of your library:
Not scared enough by global recession, terrorism, peanut butter, or nuclear war? Death from the Skies by Philip Plait will give you many new reasons to fear, every time you look up.
Plait covers topics such as asteroid impacts, solar flares, nearby supernovae, gamma ray bursts, black holes, and aliens. He concludes with inevitable scenarios; how the Sun will die, and the cold quiet that will end the Universe.
- Go to http://www.google.com/ig
- If you already have a Google Account for their other services, just sign in.