Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pages of All Kinds

I started the morning working on the proto-page for the PCC on Facebook. I don't think I can figure out how to put links to groups although I can make the page a fan of other pages. I finally escaped to Needleworks where I spent a lot of time and saw lots of friends although I didn't get that much knitting done.

One of the topics of discussion was whether Pages for All Ages is now closed. No one really knows since the sign on the door says they are closed for inventory checking. But no one would be surprised now that bricks-and-mortar bookstores are having such a hard time.

People seem happy that Gov. Blagojevich is now "ex." But no one really knows what is happening in state government or whether things will start to work. Certainly the economic outlook remains bleak and the university is probably facing a very big recision, even if some federal funding for higher education becomes available. The money is frequently for scholarships and while access is a laudable goal, it isn't a great thing if there aren't enough teachers and classes and if the infrastructure is falling down. I am not convinced that online education will replace the personal interaction that comes of students and faculty meeting together in a classroom.

So we are turning or losing lots of pages. And my time on the computer, creating pages gets greater and greater. But at least I am not using up too much paper!

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