Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Request a library book...via Amazon!!

While browsing Amazon for a book, wouldn't it be nice to see if your LOCAL library had the book too? Save you big money? Get it sooner? Now you can.

This has got to be one of the coolest things I have EVER found to tie two information sources into one. Library Journal said, "Jon Udell, Lead Analyst at InfoWorld's test center, didn't set out to rock the world of library technology. He just wanted to check his local library's catalog while simultaneously browsing through Amazon.com."

Yesterday, it took me all of ten minutes to figure out how to do this. What you're basically doing is adding a link to your 'Links' bar in IE that you click on WHILE you're at the book you're looking for in Amazon.

The LibraryLookup Project has all the info on how to set up that link. I clicked on the video links on the side bar to get detailed info on how to do it. THAT really helped me understand what I needed to do. I had to 'futz' with it a little bit, but after about 10 minutes, VILIA!! A link to my library here that tells me if they have the book that I'm looking at in Amazon. THAT is sooooooooo incredibly cool. I LOVE Jon Udell. I think I'll send him a love note for being so smart and rocking my book world. AND saving me money!!! So big time.

And as cool as Jon Udell and his look-up-the-book yourownself is, WARNING -- this has got to be the most disgusting and morbid way to try to convince somebody to start thinking or reinforce the way you already think. I can't believe the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (what ever THAT means) thinks that anybody is going to be influenced in a positive way with this form of discourse.

WARNING - Highly GRAPHIC ABORTED FETUS' used as advertising on the side of 18-wheelers - "CBR / Abortion Trucks - Highway Photos - The Reproductive "Choice" trucks are traveling all over the highways of America." How would you like your child to see a rig-sized aborted fetus sitting in the traffic lane next to you? Is that something a child even needs to think about let alone see? These people are SICK AND INSANE. This is what their 'about' description says, "The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) is working to establish prenatal justice and the right to life for the unborn, the disabled, the infirm, the aged and all vulnerable peoples through education and the development of cutting edge educational resources."

Oh yea, seeing a 20 ft high X 40 ft long aborted fetus' on the side of trucks really makes me think that I want to think like them, agree with them, or give them any of my money. The only thing I want to do is spit on them for thinking that shock advertising is going to change or influence my mind about anything -- especially if THAT is how they want me to think. Like they couldn't have spent this advertising dollar on helping a kid that WASN'T aborted get some food, clothing and medical attention from a druggie Mother that won't/can't take care of him?

I put these people in the same class as pornographers - mind-fuckers. Trying to control you, your thoughts and your money. They can all rot in hell.

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. -- Edward Abbey


Blogger Linda and Denny said...

Gotta love those computer geeks, especially the ones that make it easy for us non-geeks to figure how what they've done and how they've done it.

I'm with ya on the use of pictures of fetuses for shock value. There is a time and a place to make your point without abusing the rights of others. Happy trails chickie

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