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Public libraries explore beyond the books

“Wonders never cease,” my father was fond of saying. And I find myself agreeing almost on daily basis when I click a link from Twitter, Google+, Facebook, email or whatever stream of social media consciousness I float through following one strand of an idea to another. The latest connection to light up my neurons was a link to a Dec. 10 item done by NPR on public libraries creating room for “Hackerspaces” for do-it-yourselfers to have Continue reading

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Your role in the online collaboration behind the Captcha

You know those annoying Captcha squiggly words you’re forced to type in on websites? Luis von Ahn and a group of folks at Carnegie Mellon calculated out how much time is wasted across the planet when you add up each … Continue reading

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