Everyday Tech: Technology in Library Services
In 1958 when the American Library Association began, books were hand-stamped when checked out and books and other printed material were just about the only things most libraries had in their collections. Today, public libraries are another breed. They are no longer just about books anymore, they have evolved to offer information, entertainment, and much more. Our guest today, Shean Farrell, Director of the Hattiesburg, Petal & Forrest County Library, will give us an inside look at what technological services libraries offer.
Everyday Tech Rewind - The Social Dilemma on Netflix
This week's episode of ET was washed out by the mess in DC. So, we've dug waaaaay back the archives to three months ago for this week's Everyday Tech.On this episode of Everyday Tech, the guys deep dive into the issue of addiction to technology and specifically, social media. The topic was spurned on by the Netflix docu-dramaThe Social Dilemma.According to the filmmakers, and their subjects, this isthe dilemma.Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives.From the official site of the doc:The Social Dilemmablends documentary investigation and narrative drama to disrupt the disrupters, unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.So, how stuck in your own tech rabbit-hole are you? Can you change? Do you feel you need to change?Watch the official trailer for the documentary by clicking the picture above.Also, you can visit the website for the productionhere.
Tech Byte - Do I HAVE to stream my TV viewing?
Jay and Wiltz take a call from a listener who's gotten the impression that if she doesn't convert to TV streaming, her favorite shows are going away. The guys point out that box-top cable is going nowhere, and that actually, as the cost of streaming soars, box-top cable companies (who also offer streaming and on-demand options) continue to add value back to their services. But, there are advantages either way you go. It all depends on how you consume television and how that fits into your daily routine.