Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Public Library Funding and Fundraising

In 2008, OCLC developed a report called From Awareness to Funding: A study of library support in America. According to Bob Murphy, OCLS has won funding to update the 2008 study.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Employment Shifts Shaft the Heartland and Middle Class

Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg write about the impoverishment of rural America . According to their research, the average worker in a urban center with over a million population earns 30% more than than the rural worker.

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Artificial Intelligence

Mike Elgan suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) will be the next game-changer in computing, and the first consumer application of this is coming in the form of the latest Apple iPhones.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Internet Access for Students and Teachers in the US

According to Evan Marwell, almost forty million students in the USA have access to high speed internet

. This is good news. But over six million students still lack broadband internet access. -DD

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Teach Your Children Well

Ben Sasse offers strategies he employed in raising his children to be self reliant . The ideas were draw from his book, The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Japanese and Unites States Citizens Feel Alienated

Amos Zeeberg investigates alienation among American and Japanese adults.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pain Control and the Mind

Cathryn Ramin suggests that the successful control of pain must be focused on the brain, not on the site where the pain is felt.

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The Future of the User Interface

Mike Elgan suggests that the future of the user interface will be voice and in-the-air gestures .

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Nurturing Successful Children

Chris Weller suggests that even genius children require adult support to excel in life.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Benefits of Reading

Derek Beres suggests that reading develops both intelligence and empathy.

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Telecommuting

Mike Elgan comments that all knowledge workers are at times working remotely . Elgan uses this fact to promote telecommuting.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mars Habitat Simulation

Caleb Jones reports on a crew living a life simulating eight months on Mars .

Jones reported the positive attitude of one team member. "Laura Lark thinks a manned voyage to Mars is a reasonable goal for NASA. The project is the fifth in a series of six NASA-funded studies at the University of Hawaii facility called the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS. NASA has dedicated about $2.5 million for research at the facility. "

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Virtual Assistants

Eric Eng predicts that virtual personal assistants shall rapidly gain market penetration.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

One-Click Checkout

Greg Sterling notes that Amazon's patent on "one click checkout" has expired, and predicts that the technology will become widespread.

My concern is that bad implementations shall also cause an increase in the number of inadvertent or duplicate purchases.

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Identifying False Information

Julie Joyce says that the basic technique for identifying misinformation is to "Question everything, test everything. "

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

E-Sports in Academia and the Olympics

Pat Donachie notes that some universities are offering scholarships for those who excel in e-sports (multiplayer online games). Donachie also cites an article from The Guardian that follows efforts to bring e-sports to the Olympic Games.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Cloud Storage Is Easy to Implement -- But Is it a Good Choice?

Bryan Lunduke argues for caution in the corporate use of public cloud storage for proprietary data.

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Friday, September 08, 2017

General Data Protection Regulation

Greg Sterling warns that penalties are rising for those who do not maintain standards for safeguarding consumer data . May, 2018 will see European Union legislation called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect. Writer Todd Ruback explains what the law requires, showing its effect on internet marketers.

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

FireFox Add-Ons

Matt Kapko suggests valuable FireFox browser add-ons .

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Friday, September 01, 2017

Android Typing Shortcuts

J.R. Raphael suggest four typing shortcuts for those using the Andoid mobile environment.

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