Space, the Final Frontier of Metadata

I’m writing this in a hotel room in Newport News VA. Tomorrow I’m giving a day-long workshop on educational metadata to NASA’s Center for Distance Learning, which is near Langley Air Force Base. A rather alarming moment this morning when I Yvonne looked at Mapquest directions to NASA Langley. I had assumed — somewhat naively, I now realize — and without, you know, actually looking at a map — that.. Read More

Goodnight Cigarettes

‘Goodnight Moon,’ Smokeless Version, from the NY Times In the great green room, there is a telephone, and a red balloon, but no ashtray. “Goodnight Moon,” the children’s classic by Margaret Wise Brown, has gone smoke free. In a newly revised edition of the book, which has lulled children to sleep for nearly 60 years, the publisher, HarperCollins, has digitally altered the photograph of Clement Hurd, the illustrator, to remove.. Read More