Thoughts in My Head

SUPARS: Forgotten Building Blocks of Today's Search

The 1970s Librarians who revolutionized the challenge of search An interesting article about a forgotten building block of today’s search. Many of the concepts used in SUPARS(Syracuse University Psychological Abstract Retrieval Service) are still being used in the search engines of today

Currently reading: Fight Like Hell by Kim Kelly πŸ“š

Finished reading: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann πŸ“š

Currently reading: Ways and Means by Roger Lowenstein πŸ“š

Currently reading: The Indispensables by Patrick K O’Donnell πŸ“š

We Have Not Changed

Currently finishing up The Great Mortality a book about the history of the Black Death. One of the things I learned while reading this book is despite what we may think, humans have not changed. Rumors, conspiracy theories, finding scapegoats and strange cures were rampant in 1347 and are rampant in 2022.

Finished reading: The Drill Master of Valley Forge by Paul Lockhart πŸ“š

Currently reading: The Return of a King by William Dalrymple πŸ“š

Conversations with former slaves. These are conversation recorded in the 1930 and 40’s with men and women who had been born into slavery. If you haven’t watched this before I highly recommend doing so.

Finished reading: Germany Ascendant by Prit Buttar πŸ“š

I am currently reading the book Germany Ascendant by Prit Buttar which is a reminder that for most of us we are doing ok and life is not that bad compared to what those before us had to go thru.

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