Monday Miso

What could I possibly add to the greatest TV commercial ever made?

Actually, I can add one thing: I launched a new blog, Puttering About, over the weekend. It will be a place for me to write articles and tutorials about various technology topics. Take a look!

Catch the Book Train

The New York Public Library has installed a “book train” system for delivering books to patrons.

This replaces an older system in the Stephen A. Schwarzman building (the one with the lions) that consisted of boxes placed on a conveyor belt.

I have a ticket for a event in October where they will unveil the new reading room. Hopefully I get to see this in action too!

Amazing Library in China

There are few things writers and readers love more than libraries.I have fond memories of bicycling to and from the library when I was growing up in Ridgewood, NJ, and I also have spent plenty of quality time at events and doing research at the New York Public Library.

But feast your eyes on this amazing place in Yangzhou, China.

The image above is the entrance, which uses a black mirrored finish on the floor and distinct rounded shelving to create a stunning effect.

Here’s another shot of it.


Inside, the otherworldly effect continues with rounded pillars, shelves, and ceilings.img_6_1467955356_c51ce410c124a10e0db5e4b97fc2af39

The first thing of thought of when I saw this was the sets of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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This may be the best reason to visit China I’ve seen so far.

All images © Shao Feng.

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