Category Archives: access

how the broadband sausage does or does not get made

The Vermont Department of Public Service will hold public hearings to gather public input on the final draft of the 2014 Vermont Telecommunications Plan. The Plan addresses the major ongoing developments in the telecommunications industry, including broadband infrastructure development, regulatory … Continue reading

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Another talk: why libraries are the best thing

I really never thought that I would turn into someone who gave “pep rally” type talks, but I was asked to come to the Somerville Public Library and give a short, inspirational talk to their friends group at their annual … Continue reading

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Bridging the digital divide in more ways than one

I was at the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium last week talking about the digital divide. The theme was “bridges” which was perfect because “librarians bridging the digital divide” is the subtitle of my book, now three years old. The talk … Continue reading

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Fair! Google Books case dismissed.

Karen Coyle has done an excellent write up of this so I will refer you there. The full impact of this ruling is impossible (for me) to predict, but there are many among us who are breathing a great sigh … Continue reading

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Why digital literacy should include privacy education.

A friend pointed me to an article about educating novice users about technology: Joining the Surveillance Society? New Internet Users in an Age of Tracking (full article PDF). The article calls them “marginal users” which is a term I hadn’t … Continue reading

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