I’m a two-spacer. How about you?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/people-who-type-two-spaces-after-a-period-just-cant-win-11591199528 People Who Type Two Spaces After a Period Just Can’t Win Two-spacers say the extra room after a sentence is easier on the eyes, but the one-spacers keep gaining ground By James HookwayJune 3, 2020 11:52 am ET Ever since computers displaced typewriters, a rift has grown between people who put two spaces after a … Continue reading I’m a two-spacer. How about you?

NYPL’s lists of books and research materials for awakening yourself on black issues

Many of these books showed up in one of the three prior lists but not all. Below is the guide to research on black issues. The Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List by Lisa Herndon, Communications and Publications Manager, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, June 3, 2020 Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass … Continue reading NYPL’s lists of books and research materials for awakening yourself on black issues

Audible’s new format not backward compatible to old devices

https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-moving-to-enhanced-format-for-audiobooks May 27, 2020 By Michael Kozlowski 11 Comments In the next few weeks Audible we will be moving all downloads to an enhanced, high-quality audio format and will no longer support format 4 downloading.  Your Audible titles are yours to keep and will be available for download in the new, higher-quality audio format. If … Continue reading Audible’s new format not backward compatible to old devices

Three anti-racist reading lists

I found these five books extremely helpful in understanding the underpinnings of and rationale for racism against African-Americans in the United States: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by … Continue reading Three anti-racist reading lists

National Emergency Library a lifesaver in Aruba

This post intentionally ignores the copyright infringement arguments against using the national emergency library at archive.org. In some instances, it's simply impossible to access books on paper. In that case, as in Aruba, archive.org can be a lifesaver http://blog.archive.org/2020/05/18/when-an-island-shuts-down-aruba-the-national-emergency-library/ When An Island Shuts Down: Aruba & the National Emergency Library Posted on May 18, 2020 … Continue reading National Emergency Library a lifesaver in Aruba

Marvelous article about the globe’s languages

Those living in the U.S., being as parochial (if not more so) than people anywhere else, assume that English is the most used and best language in the world. For some uses, yes? But all? Not quite. The World’s Most Efficient Languages How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?John … Continue reading Marvelous article about the globe’s languages

In the face of social distancing and high demand, NYC libraries trying everything

The City is a new online and email publication that is already producing some fine investigative reporting about the NYC area. http://thecity.nyc/2020/05/nyc-public-libraries-mull-grab-and-go-book-pickup-service.html May 26, 2020 NYC Public Libraries Mull Grab-and-Go Book Pickup Service By Reuven Blau@ReuvenBlau The New York Public Library is ramping up electronic materials` during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY … Continue reading In the face of social distancing and high demand, NYC libraries trying everything