Thursday, November 19, 2009
If you're like me and wasted too many hours to count trying to devise clever systems for file storage to help you remember where you saved a file--work computer, laptop, home desktop, flash drive?--you will, like me, fall in love with Dropbox (props to Alex for spreading the word). Here's the short and sweet version of how it works: it syncs all of your computers to a single "dropbox" or file folder. No more freaking out at work because you left your notes at home or vice versa. For a better explanation, check out this video below from the technology "in plain English" series. Oh, and did I mention you get 2G of free storage space? Yeaaaah. Sign up. Now. Here. Do it!
Friday, November 13, 2009
In a recent guest talk I did to prepare students at Notre Dame for a Rare Book Room visit, I was very tempted to play this classic of the YouTube book history clips (of which there are so many). I'm quite sure it would have been a runaway hit. Really, I am.