Author Archives: Nicholas Wyant

About Nicholas Wyant

Information does not want to be free. Fake News does not exist. Friends on Facebook are not really friends. I can ruin any party/social setting in mere seconds.

I Should Be Writing Right Now

I hate writing. Actually that is not true, I love to write. However, I begin to severely second guess myself after about 1000 words. By the time I get passed the 5000 word mark I am sure that everything written … Continue reading

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Revolutions and Taxes

Do you want all the money in the world? Or do you want to loose it all? I am not one to chant ‘eat the rich’. I’d like to be rich some day, but that probably is not in the … Continue reading

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Let’s Keep Working Online!

There are no shortage of headlines and stories in the news (actual news, not Twitter or whatever the current social media of the day is) about how the transition to working online might be permanent. This. Is. A. Bad. Idea. … Continue reading

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Buying Books

I often warn my students that becoming a subject specialist (librarian) is not all glitz and glamour. The idea of being in charge of an entire discipline/subject area for collection is quite appealing (to ~0.0001% of the population, but includes … Continue reading

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And the new Governor of California is…Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is the daughter of Robert Kardashian, an absolutely brilliant defense lawyer. She also has a reality TV show and is a social media influencer. She is famous for becoming famous because of a sex tape. I watched the … Continue reading

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This App Will End the Pandemic!

Well maybe. There are number of data scientists working on applications to help track the spread of Covid-19. This is a good idea in theory, however we need to consider a few things. First, everyone does not have a smartphone. … Continue reading

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The Internet is a Utility

A week or so after the pandemic started our Internet went out, entirely at first and then back to a fraction of its capacity after a week. Taking part in Zoom meetings was impossible for me, the preferred medium of … Continue reading

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Handwriting…electronically.

Practicing my handwriting has become part of my daily attempt to keep insanity at bay during this period of isolation. Try as we all might, it is difficult to avoid shopping from Amazon (the company not the forest). Recently I … Continue reading

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Money to people that need it, the airline industry…

The US airline industry has asked for a $50 billion aid package to help them survive this crisis, which they will likely get. $50 Billion. Why does the industry need this? Also, how does this keep in line with the … Continue reading

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Pandemics and Information Literacy

Chiropractors are NOT doctors. Yes, they often call themselves ‘doctor’ but that does not make it so. The great western philosopher George Carlin once said, you can call yourself a captain, but if you can make that up then I … Continue reading

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