commented on Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
I came into contact with the ZAPP in 2007, when the Hugo House was attempting to incorporate the project into a traditional archive. The spirit of ZAPP is a bit more radical than HH, and I think that the free publishing help, the 3rd space, and the volunteers that run it are what really breathe life into the ZAPP and make it something unique. If you stuff the ZAPP into UW Libraries or SPL, you're going to run into the same problems that the HH did. A cooperative owned or alliance model seems like the best way to run this organization.
commented on The Always Ugly Beacon Hill Branch Library: Part IV
I remember now Kundera's last chapter of the Unbearable lightness, and his notion of kitsch. this along with the faux multi culturalism has made me take a second look at the library, but, I still don't fully grasp the ugliness. part 5?
commented on Union Bossy
The logic behind the argument is risky. Smaller districts could take less money, theoretically, but if that's true, that also means they are cheaper to buy from the stand point of big corporations/labor/outside influence.