Changes in my personal technology have included the loss of a broadband card for my laptop. Along with that, it means that for working on my laptop (for the time being), I no longer have 24/7 internet access. So, I’ve taken to spending a lot of time in coffee shops and libraries. In fact, I’m becoming very conversant with the hours that libraries are open in various systems. I’m becoming an expert on work spaces in libraries.
One library I have spent many hours in this month is Pasadena’s La Pintoresca branch. A medium sized branch, located beside a friendly park shaded by some wide-spreading trees (I’m guessing they are oaks), I’ve enjoyed the location.
One feature in the reading room where I plug in, is a … well, sculpture is about the best word for it. It’s one that definitely connects to libraries.
There’s something appeallingly fanciful about braided streams of books rising up into the air. I like it.