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Christopher Erickson
The Curmudgeony Librarian
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A bit long but an excellent celebration of all things Doctor

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This text editor by Theo Sanderson.popped up in my feed; it limits the user to the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language.  There is a bit more about it here: <http://splasho.com/blog/2013/01/17/a-bit-more-about-the-up-goer-five-text-editor/>.   In the second article, several scientists find themselves attempting to describe what they do, in those thousand most common words. 

The question this makes me ponder, given the amount of jargon in the library field, are we able to effectively communicate what it is that we do as a profession and how our profession works? 

A follow on thought, would having this sort of tool change how you write?

<via +Amy Shira Teitel >

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Did Glee Rip Off Beloved Internet Troubadour Jonathan Coulton?
Beloved icon of the internet Jonathan Coulton has some questions for the tv show Glee as they come out with eerily sound-alike of his 2005 classic.
via Mary Sue  #Backgate   #Coulton #joco  

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Artist eattoast gives us the Gallifreycrumb Tinies, a playful take off on Edward Gorey‘s Gashlycrumb Tinies.  Enjoy!

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Bets!   Take your bets, that copyright will get extended again  in 2018.
"What is entering the public domain in the United States? Nothing. Once again, we will have nothing to celebrate this January 1st. Not a single published work is entering the public domain this year. Or next year. In fact, in the United States, no publication will enter the public domain until 2019. Even more shockingly, the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that Congress can take back works from the public domain."
http://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday
curse you, steamboat willie.

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Great, and just when I was getting the hang of blogging.

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Okay one more TMBG post (sorry I can't help myself today) Bunheads on ABCFamily has a number set to Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

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They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba in a zesty rompish number featuring the Onion AV Club backup singers.  #curmudgeonatnight  

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2nd of my three TMBG postings, They Might Be Giants are doing another tour!
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