By Soulskill from Slashdot's just-crazy-enough-to-wait-what department
HansonMB writes "Facing the likelihood of state budget cuts that would eliminate $15 million for library and reading programs – and, apparently, create a future in which people no longer read things on paper – the city of Newport Beach is considering turning its first library into a community center that would host all the same amenities – except for the books."
The library has been inundated with hate-mail as people around the country have learned of their idea, and they hastened to clarify that no final decision has been made
; carting books in as needed from other locations was always part of the plan. Whether or not they go through with it, efforts are underway elsewhere
to create a massive, public digital library
, spurred in part by the recent ruling against Google Books
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By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
writes "When I initially read 15 Minutes Including Q&A: A Plan to Save the World From Lousy Presentations, I enjoyed it and thought it was a good book. It was only a few days later, sitting through yet another tedious vendor briefing, when I reread it and truly appreciated how awesome a book it really is."
Read on to see what Ben has to say about this book. 15 Minutes Including Q&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;A: A Plan to Save the World From Lousy Presentation
author Joey Asher
publisher Persuasive Speaker Press
reviewer Ben Rothke
summary Great book on how to make your presentation heardRead Replies (0)