It’s time to send a few more books on to a deluxe apartment in the sky, but this time, the books come from the computer science & information section.
The Dream Machine (004.16) has clearly been hitting the snooze button because it hasn’t moved off the shelf since July 2013. Well, J.C.R. Licklider if your involvement with human-computer symbiosis had anything to do with making laptops and smart phones happen, then I appreciate you.
Talking Back to Facebook (004.67) has a foreword by Chelsea Clinton, but it doesn’t appear to have helped with circulation. It’s been in the library for less time than Waldrop’s, but has left the library five times; The Dream Machine, left three times in ten years. (I don’t even know how it lasted in the library for that long).
Ping Fu’s book – from skimming and reading the summary – should have be placed in the 900s because it reads more like a memoir. However, she is the founder and CEO of Geomagic, so perhaps that’s how she ended up at 004.092. Bend, Not Break is the circulation winner out of these three books, with eight check-outs. And we have two copies of this book at our branch, so if I include both, then it goes up to seventeen.
Like RuPaul would say, Sashay away.