At the Ref Desk (9/14/15): Student: Are these databases like the ones in high school? Me: How long have you been here? Student: A week. Me: Well, yes the databases are similar -- only we have a whole bunch more and we focus a bit more on the details -- so you can find the things you need. I then showed her how to plow through a pile of search results and identify promising articles which she could send to herself and read later. [more...]

New Sony eReader Ad: 'Smarter than a Doofus'

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 1/10/08 (6:44am)

Advertisement near the escalator at the Clark & Lake El Stop in Chicago:

'Smarter than a doofus who bought one of these things (your doofus may vary).'

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