Category Archives: technology

Book Review: Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

There is a wealth of information and speculation on how technology affects us. Books like The Shallows: what the Internet is doing to our brains have crystallized concerns (which have been extensively debated) that technological advances can have a significant downside for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

This fascinating biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, lights up the resilient American spirit in its portrayal of an ambitious visionary, an inspiring dreamer, and a persistent doer and innovator. Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur … Continue reading

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I heard that the Dallas History & Archives Division on the 7th floor of the Central Library recently re-opened after a renovation.  What’s new and different from when I visited a couple of years ago?

The Dallas History & Archives Division had a grand re-opening last month on Saturday, August 20, the result of an extensive renovation of the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  Not only does the new space have … Continue reading

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“Where we’re going, we don’t need … catalogs?”

Life today has become synonymous with the web. Regardless of your device of choice (smartphone, watches, tablets, e-readers, etc), we can communicate, research, and relax, with the tap of a finger or the push of a button. Search engines such … Continue reading

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I’ve been hearing stories on the news lately about a type of identity theft called “skimming”. Could the library direct me to any resources that explain what this is?

“Skimming” is a type of credit card fraud in which criminals use a small electronic device to capture information from a consumer’s credit or debit card.  In today’s society, the threat of identity theft can leave us feeling vulnerable. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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