Dialogs and Diatribes

This morning my mother asked me, in the way only mothers can, “Is someone being mean to you on the Internet?”  No one is being mean to me on the Internet. There are people that think that they are being mean to me, which when you think about it is still pretty messed up Continue reading…. Read more →

Thinking Outloud

Hi.  My name is Sarah and I’m spending the next nine or so months as a Fellow in the Library Innovation Lab and Affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. What does that mean?  GOOD QUESTION.  And, in part, why I have decided to start this blog. I have been Continue reading…. Read more →

Daughter of Reinvention

  They say that necessity is the mother of invention.  But what about reinvention? When I was young I heard a quote by Michaelangelo that went something like “the statue is already in the marble, all I have to do is chip away the excess.”  I thought that life was Continue reading…. Read more →

The Sixth Estate

What is the purpose of libraries? I’m not going to debate whether or not libraries have a purpose. Anyone that advances the argument that libraries have no purpose in the 21st century is ignorant.  I mean literally ignorant. Basic computer literacy requires the knowledge of the difference Continue reading…. Read more →