Infopeople produces original podcasts from George and Joan (George Needham and Joan Frye Williams), Michaal Cart, and other presenters. Topics range from book and graphic novel reviews to the future of libraries.
In this edition of Thinking Out Loud, George and Joan take on the issue of staying motivated. It's a problem we all face at various times in our lives. They explore several things that can help us all stay engaged in all aspects of our lives.
In this podcast, Infopeople book maven Michael Cart wonders what a reviewer is to do when he can no longer remember the book he’s read (Don’t laugh. Your day will come, too!) He cites a New York Times Book Review article by James Collins that you can read here.
In this edition of Thinking Out Loud, George and Joan take on the issue of sustainability planning for libraries. In the recent past, libraries have been big on strategic planning - what we are doing, what we should be doing, what we hope to do.
The great grudge match of which they speak is the upcoming showdown between IBM's supercomputer Watson and two former Jeopardy champions. In their podcast former two-time Jeopardy champion George and Jeopardy fan Joan ponder whether a computer, even a really, really fast one, can think in real time as nimbly as a human.
In this podcast George and Joan put on their futurist hats and ponder the question, "How would a library accommodate a post-print culture in the future?" Is a library without books still be a library? What defines a library? Is it the books and materials that make the library, or is it something more ephemeral? Join the discussion!