1. chicagopubliclibrary:


“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

Happy birthday, Bill Nye! Born November 27th, 1955.
The Chicago Public Library has a large selection of Bill Nye books. Click here to check out the list.

This is just great life advice. Happy birthday, good sir!

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

    Happy birthday, Bill Nye! Born November 27th, 1955.

    The Chicago Public Library has a large selection of Bill Nye books. Click here to check out the list.

    This is just great life advice. Happy birthday, good sir!

  2. A librarian sitting in front of him cautioned that appraising works before they end up in the Digital Public Library is crucial to maintaining its authority—an up-vote, down-vote system could never be enough of a sanity check. “Well if that’s true then Reddit wouldn’t work,” the volunteer shot back. Of course, the trouble is that Reddit doesn’t work—not like a library, at least, where the voices of women and minorities tend to get shut out in favor of whatever lulz-zeitgeist hit the Internet that morning.

    — 

    Exercises in democracy: building a digital public library

    This. 1000x this.

    (via hadro)

  3. Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?

    — Huh. Good question. Now it’s a movie. “How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big Budget Flick” (Wired)