Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 16th

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Checked in at Century Stadium 14
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Checked in at Starbucks
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Kick Ass was pretty fun, though kind of strange to watch cute 11-yr old say fuck & slaughter people right & left. [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Apple Store
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Checked in at California Cafe
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Checked in at Lower Drown

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 15th

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Heading back to Sacramento for two days. Coucil of Chief Librarians. — at Santa Barbara Airport http://gowal.la/s/3gs9 [kenleyneufeld]
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NTS. Submit iPad app purchases to employer for reimbursement. FTPtoGo. Pages. Keynote. Good Reader. [kenleyneufeld]
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RT @latimes: Breaking: Britain cancels all flights because of volcanic ash. More at http://lat.ms/905lTT [kenleyneufeld]
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Rawk on! Scorpions with Cinderella. In 2010. So tempting. http://j.mp/cSl1Yp [kenleyneufeld]
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Using friends MiFi hotspot in meeting today; seems easy and fast. Useful in a hotel that charges a fortune for WiFi. [kenleyneufeld]
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RT @SocialMedia411: WOW! Ning Cutting 41% Of Its Workforce, Free Product GOING AWAY (Ning): http://bit.ly/d9Xnio HT @KonaTbone [kenleyneufeld]
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Just recommended Ning to my Social Media class #mat149. Oops! I guess that lecture will revised for next semester. [kenleyneufeld]
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Recommended DIY U by @anya1anya to California’s Council of Chief Librarians Board. Good read. [kenleyneufeld]
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Fantastic! RT: @Joe_Librarian How to print from an iPad: http://is.gd/bujwK [kenleyneufeld]
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The new CEO of @Ning (30-days!) may have made a big mistake for his company today; gonna take some effort to recover. [kenleyneufeld]
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Consider. Abundance and scarcity mental models in leaders. I want to be an abundance leader. [kenleyneufeld]
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RT @posterous: Posterous commits to building a Ning blog importer. Bring your network to Posterous, for free http://post.ly/aie8 [kenleyneufeld]
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Leadership is about living with paradox (and staying calm). [kenleyneufeld]
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Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 14th

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Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
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Checked in at Santa Barbara Harbor
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Any reason for not waiting for secure empty trash can on OSX to continue and use regular delete? I have 54k items. [kenleyneufeld]
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RT @librarycongress: How Tweet It Is!: Library Acquires Entire Twitter Archive: Have you ever sent out a “tweet” on the popular Twitter. … [kenleyneufeld]
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Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 14th

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Checked in at Starbucks
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24-hrs. without Twitter. Got lots completed! Anyone having trouble receiving email alerts for VM’s on @googlevoice? Haven’t got any in days. [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Lazy Acres Market
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Checked in at Starbucks
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I have 58,454 items in my trash can. Emptying. Totally useless information and a good example of when Twitter is useless. [kenleyneufeld]
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Spent the evening exploring Self Design Learning with a group of homeschool families & met @jody_lewis in person, a follower on Twitter. [kenleyneufeld]
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Splurged on FTP On The Go iPad app – no free upgrade. Great FTP tool with built in file editing and CHMOD functionality. [kenleyneufeld]

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 13th

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Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
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Would you call Apple Care if you dented the aluminum side of the iPad? It still works & is mostly cosmetic, but…what is your experience? [kenleyneufeld]
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Deactivated the SEO tool temporarily (I hope). [kenleyneufeld]

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 12th

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Tweetings is fast and responsive on iPad. Some nice extras like scheduling, auto refresh, etc. Nice Lists handling too. $3. [kenleyneufeld]
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My Favorite iPad Apps (Week 1) http://post.ly/ZX9n [kenleyneufeld]
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Gonna give @DreamHost a 2-wk trial since I’ve having so much trouble with existing host. I hate migrating accounts & hope it’s worth it. [kenleyneufeld]
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I have shared an audio update using #Cinch, check it out: http://bit.ly/9T1orm [kenleyneufeld]
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What are you using to record on cinch? #Cinch: http://bit.ly/dDqh45 [kenleyneufeld]
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Thich Nhat Hanh – Rescuing All Beings http://post.ly/Zb6l [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Lake Casitas Pass
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Checked in at Starbucks
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Checked in at Lower Drown

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 11th

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Still waiting for a Twitter and RSS reader for my iPad that I can love. Soon, I hope. [kenleyneufeld]
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Revisiting Books, a new blog post on misc.joy. http://wp.me/peQIu-8u [kenleyneufeld]
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Joe Reilly is coming to Ojai. May 4. Don’t miss this musical treat. http://j.mp/joeinojai [kenleyneufeld]
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Can’t you just bookmark possible buys in the Apple Apps Store? Shouldn’t that be integrated? [kenleyneufeld]
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Another Apple Store question. Is there a way to browse new bookstore on the web, like Amazon? [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Starbucks
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Saw "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" with @UkuleleJim. Thanks. Think the Swedish title, "Men Who Hate Women" is more appropriate. [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Lower Drown
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I’m at Lower Drown. http://4sq.com/9UGU0G [kenleyneufeld]

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 10th

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Traveling w/my MBP & iPad to #carlconf2010 – what did I pull out at Starbucks? My MBP. Why? Speed & comfort level is better. [kenleyneufeld]
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Couldn’t stand in the back of a packed conference session with laptop in hand, but I can with my iPad. #carlconf2010 [kenleyneufeld]
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Used the iPad almost continuously for 4-hours. Mostly web browsing & email. Battery at 57%. Familiarity & comfort continues to grow. [kenleyneufeld]
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What used to load in IE, no longer does. Any html wiz wanna take a peak at my code? Head hurts. http://tnhtour.org/ [kenleyneufeld]
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Sacramento airport just does it right. Free wifi and plug (including USB power) is everywhere. Awesome! [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Circle K
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Checked in at Lower Drown
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RT @cscannella: Twitter Acquires Atebits, Maker of Tweetie http://nyti.ms/8YqoSK /via @nytimesbits // wow! [kenleyneufeld]
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Survey fail. How long would you wait to complete a voluntary survey for @hulu? The page on the 2nd question is frozen & waiting. [kenleyneufeld]
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Revisiting Books

On my 1-hour flight home yesterday, I used Instapaper Pro to go back and read a web essay from last month by Craig Mod (and type this post in the WordPress app). The essay is called Books in the Age of the iPad.

It seemed important to revisit the article now that I have an iPad and to see if I read the ideas any differently. Two quotes stand out:

When people lament the loss of the printed book [what are] they talking about. My eyes tire more easily, they say. The batteries run out, the screen is tough to read in sunlight. It doesn’t like bath tubs.

and

In printed books, the two-page spread was our canvas. It’s easy to think similarly about the iPad. Let’s not.

This raises two concepts. The reading of print material in the digital format and how the digital for at could look in the future. I read a lot of digital material, but have not ever read an entire novel or book digitally. Portions yes, but not the whole thing. I have loaded on my iPad, You Are Not as Gadget, that I hope to read soon. I’m intrigued and not fearful of digital novels and non-fiction.

I’ve had the iPad almost a week. I’ve done some reading of long pieces. Most of it is fairly traditional in nature. Read, “turn” the page, read some more. Much like the book reading experience. That’s all good.

I like the second concept that Mod presents in his essay. The idea to repurpose and reconceptualize the medium, and even to allow and build value for the print medium too. The ipad does not change anything yet, at least not with its ibook app. It is a nice interface, but it does take what we know and simply make it digital (with some minor tweaks). I look forward to what other producers and artists can create.

I encourage you to read Mod’s piece and reflect. What kind of reading experience do you value? I always thought we’d keep the paperback because it’s cheap and disposable but maybe that content is better suited for the digital environment? For librarians, we’ve already seen this transition for magazine content. Does the iPad pushes further into the digital?

Kenley’s Daily Digest for April 9th

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Heading to Sacramento; presenting at CARL today. (@ Bob Hope (Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena) Airport – BUR) http://4sq.com/9LCTE [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Sacramento Airport
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Heading into downtown Sacramento on the cheap; waiting of the city bus and using the airport wifi. [kenleyneufeld]
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RT @iconmaster: Why the iPhone is stuck at 9:42 in Apple’s ads: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/59824 [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Vagabond Inn
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Alright @mogdotcom, hope you’re planning to get into gear with the new iPhone OS allowing background music streaming. [kenleyneufeld]
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Nice addition. RT @macrumors #6: Task completion. ex. Flickr can continue uploading photo after switching out. [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Firehouse Restaurant
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Reference Desk Toolkit presentation beginning at CARL conference in Sacramento. I’m up after Michelle Jacobs. [kenleyneufeld]
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Setting up a few RSS feeds for @gowalla checkins with their new service; starting with @lurialibrary and @ojaicoffee [kenleyneufeld]
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Checked in at Vagabond Inn
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Social networking in person is so much more exhausting in person than here on Twitter. Fun, but tiring. [kenleyneufeld]
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Needed a quiet place with solid wifi tonight: perfect for the public library but I’m at Barnes & Noble b/c they’re actually open late. [kenleyneufeld]
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Took a cab from downtown Sacramento to shopping center. Didn’t have enough cash to pay fare so cabbie said pay on the way back. I trust you. [kenleyneufeld]
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Yeasayer is fun. [kenleyneufeld]