Monthly Archives: February 2013

What she said

Damn, I wish I had written this. I don’t think I can say it any better, so wander over and read what the Boss Lady Writes.


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I recently came across a powerful video on leadership. I love the message that we’re all leaders, that it isn’t something grand but is something universal. But even more meaningful to me was the idea of the lollipop moment. Since it has had me thinking ever since I saw it a few weeks ago, I thought I’d share.

Have you had a lollipop moment?

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I don’t get it.

3-D printers have become increasingly more popular. They’re cool, no doubt. Libraries have begun to jump on this newest bandwagon, installing these new toys in their libraries.  A few bloggers have mentioned them; Stephen Abram has a post listing some of the printers available and their prices.

The printers are surprisingly affordable. Here’s my question: what do you actually do with one of these? I mean, you can certainly recreate a bust of Lincoln, like museums would let you do a thousand years ago when I was a kid. But once you’ve exhausted the neato factor, what can you do?

I understand industrial designers having one, in order to create a model of their design. Ditto artists. After that, I draw a blank.

So, libraries, think before you jump. Those of you with experience in these things, please feel free to comment and educate me on the practical uses for a 3-D printer. I’m all ears!


Filed under Libraries and Librarianship, Techie stuff