I’m a librarian from Toronto. My main project at work over the past few years has been to try to make my library’s website more like a real website and less of an unusable-proprietary-library-software mess.


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We are not talking here about the kind of notebook that is patently for public consumption, a structural conceit for binding together a series of graceful pensées; we are talking about something private, about bits of the mind’s string too short to use, an indiscriminate and erratic assemblage with meaning only for its maker.

Joan Didion. “On Keeping a Notebook”


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Le simple est toujours faux. Ce qui ne l’est pas est inutilisable.

Paul Valéry


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