The Office for Intellectual Freedom Blog is celebrating Data Privacy Day on January 28th, and will continue to post entries about webinars, special events and data privacy tools all week long. The organization StaySafeOnline has also put forth a number of free (and almost free) resources that address privacy, web safety, and cyberbullying for kids, teens and adults. Do you know where your data is?
The cyberSF author William Gibson has come out with a new book collecting his nonfiction essays on technology and cultural change over the last 30 years–
A cyberpunk pioneer, Gibson’s books (Zero History, Burning Chrome, Mona Lisa Overdrive) have been mainstreamed on fictions shelves in recent years, as reality caught up to many of his early speculations. His works dovetail well with Neal Stephenson’s writings on the cyberfrontiers. Still, many of their concepts were anticipated by earlier SF authors such as Cordwainer Smith (Scanners Live in Vain, When the People Fell) , Philip K. Dick (The Man in the High Castle, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep) and Alfred Bester (The Stars My Destination.)
Check out some speculative fiction–our Science Fiction section has some hidden gems, old and new. The Gibson book is our featured book of the day on our new Twitter account, @librarydenizenk (k for our home base, Ketchum.) We welcome comments on our BookOfTheDay and other posts!