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Book Burro: Cool Web 2.0 Tool

Book Burro is a Web 2.0 extension for Firefox and Flock. When it senses you are looking at a page that contains a book, it will overlay a small panel you can open to see prices at online bookstores AND whether the book is available at a library close to your home.
By entering your zip code, Book Burro uses Open WorldCat's web service to display local availability. For more information on how it works, see the blog.


Cool tool for a Monday

Well, it's a cool tool for any day. From Google, it's Writely, an online word processor. You can upload existing Word docs, create new ones online, email them to your Writely account, then share the file with other folks for collaborative editing (or just keep it to yourself). Documents can be downloaded to your desktop in Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF*, HTML or zip formats, and you can also publish straight to your blog.


Babelfish Redux

If you are as big and long-term a geek as me, you'll remember the debut in the mid/late 90's of - the world's first Internet translation service. I had hours of fun translating random chunks of English into French, Spanish, Italian, and German. Sometimes I even used it at the library to help people!



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