I wish that I hadn't
Sorry for such a long post off the subject, but as long as I'm there I have two book recommendations that are somewhat relevant, one is called Burning City by Ariel Dorfman and is about a personal messenger business that is created in response to e-mail -- to create a personal touch. The other is called So Yesterday by Scott Westerfield and is about cool hunters. While this might seem an out there recommendation, we've talked a few times about trends etc. and the whole philosophy of cool hunting has innovators at its pinnacle -- something that Jom mentioned in a previous post.
On this week's readings, I think that it's interesting thinking about the public sphere as originating with the family as it says in the Buschman entry. This seems sensible, but kind of pulls the idea away from librarianship. Libraries are not homes or families.
I'm also struck by the ability of these authors to condense someone's entire philosophy into two pages. Wow.