Read thread by Brendan SchlagelBrendan Schlagel (Twitter)
Just finished reading this. Some interesting tidbits hiding in it.
Watched Which Is The Most Explosive Paper in Hydraulic Press? 150 Ton Hydraulic Press Test from YouTube

500 sheets of paper, books, playing cards, some pulp and other paper products vs. our 144 ton Hydraulic press on this experiment where we test which is the most dangerous paper of them all!

Do not try this at home!! or at any where else!!

Who would have thought you could make paper explode with a little bit of pressure?! Excuse me a moment while I go rearrange some books in the library…
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Bookmarked Institute for the Future of the Book (futureofthebook.org)
We're a small think-and-do tank investigating the evolution of intellectual discourse as it shifts from printed pages to networked screens. There are independent branches of Institute in New York, London and Brisbane. The New York branch is affiliated with the Libraries of New York University.

👓 Lean Publishing by Peter Armstrong [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]

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This book explains the philosophy behind Leanpub, from its origin in "a book is a startup" to the present form. Lean Publishing is the act of publishing an in-progress book using lightweight tools and many iterations to get reader feedback, pivot until you have the right book and build traction once you do.
Great example here of eating what one cooks for one’s self (aka self-dogfooding.)

👓 The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper | The Atlantic | Dan Cohen

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University libraries around the world are seeing precipitous declines in the use of the books on their shelves.
Replied to My Library of Unread Books by Patrick RhonePatrick Rhone (patrickrhone.net)

“A library of mostly unread books is far more inspiring than a library of books already read. There’s nothing more exciting than finishing a book, and walking over to your shelves to figure out what you’re going to read next.”

— Gabe Habash

Here’s an incomplete sampling of mine (and many of these have books behind them)…

This reminds me of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s concept of an antilibrary. It’s always nice to have some social validation for our tsundoku and issues with bibliomania.

👓 Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones l Brainpickings

Read Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones (BrainPickings)
How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”

👓 My Library of Unread Books | Rhoneisms

Read My Library of Unread Books by Patrick Rhone (patrickrhone.net)
“A library of mostly unread books is far more inspiring than a library of books already read. There’s nothing more exciting than finishing a book, and walking over to your shelves to figure out what you’re going to read next.” — Gabe Habash Here’s an incomplete sampling of mine (and many...

👓 CommentPress Core | GitHub

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CommentPress Core is a WordPress plugin for creating and debating social texts in social contexts. It replaces all previous plugins (standalone and multisite) and includes the default theme.
I’m totally going to play around with this plugin!

👓 ‘Extraordinary’ 500-year-old library catalogue reveals books lost to time | The Guardian

Read 'Extraordinary' 500-year-old library catalogue reveals books lost to time by Alison Flood (the Guardian)
The Libro de los Epítomes was a catalogue for Hernando Colón’s 16th-century collection, which he intended to be the biggest in the world
Looking forward to brainstorming about  books at the next session at IndieWebCamp New Haven in about 30 minutes.

 

I’ve been researching all evening on some IndieWeb ideas as they relate to education. I’ll continue early tomorrow with IndieWebCamp New Haven, where I’ll be thinking and tinkering more with DoOO, SPLOTs, books, OER, and related topics.

Remote attendance is still a possibility for those interested.

I’m planning on proposing an OER or other book related session at the upcoming IndieWebCamp New Haven next weekend. If you’re interested or want to propose other ideas for or , I hope you’ll join us either in-person or remotely.

Not sure what to expect at a camp? Here are some additional details for both in-person and remote attendance.