Recently on the This Week in Tech podcast (, I heard an interesting comparison of a difference between Apple and Google. In reference to the Apple App Store, one of the commentators said that Apple’s model was to have the equivalent of a giant room full of employees doing nothing but manually approving each […]

Green Eggs and ham and Bubbles

Man, it seems like every discussion of e-readers I’ve ever heard inevitably leads to a “You can’t read in the bathtub” comment. I find it a bit disingenuous. Maybe e-readers won’t replace paperbacks anytime soon–they can still supplement hardcovers and textbooks, can’t they? Maybe magazines and newspapers, too. And I love to read but […]

Comparison of cataloging schemes

With the end of the semester upon us, I’m reposting some material from my class discussion boards before they vanish into the ether.

Dublin Core

DC is built not just to fit current technology but also the current technological climate of openness and collaboration. DC reminds me of Drupal, an open source CMS. DC’s […]