A Brief Update
Carole and I (and Arline) met with Library folks today to have a conference call with Rice from iii about the new Encore discovery tool that the Library is implementing. It has caused us Gallery folk to re-map certain CONTENTdm fields to Dublin Core, and I liked how Rice called it “dumbing down” a field. How true. Plus Dublin Core omits several fields that would be important in a museum/gallery context. There were several other issues to discuss, inc. which fields to include in the Encore record, etc. It’s really super-fascinating (i.e., NOT!).
Kevin, I still need to resolve your payment with the B.O. Waugh. I’m sorry! The days fly by like there is no tomorrow. I saw Tsewang today, and we both bemoaned how busy we are. Last summer seems so cozy in comparison.
Stickerkitty is on pins and needles about tomorrow’s election. I can’t even mention anyone’s name for fear of jinxing everything. I still don’t really understand how the electoral college thing works. WTF. I know/think my vote matters, but I’m not entirely sure. I saw a cool Web site with a picture of someone with a sticker that said, “I think I voted.” Ouch.
OK, I just looked up “electoral college” online, and it turns out we are all voting for “538 popularly elected representatives who formally select the President and Vice President of the United States.” Do people know and understand this? I’ve always thought I was voting for a person, not an electoral college representative. And why do they call it a “college?” I’m a little confused, to be honest.
I heard an interesting clip on NPR tonight from the BBC’s “World News” that new democracies don’t even glance at the US’s voting methods, since such methods make no sense whatsoever. I’d have to say that I agree.
Someone has been very funny on SNL lately, but puleeze don’t let him become President.
Stickerkitty will have more Posse updates after the election.
the electoral college is an archaic system that was put in place by the founding fathers because they feared that the common people were too ignorant to choose good leaders by themselves.
today many complain about the electoral college because the president is not chosen by the popular vote, but by how many electoral votes he gets. for instance, in the 2000 election Gore won the popular vote but lost in the electoral college. technically more Americans voted for Gore than did Bush but he lost anyway because of this outdated, unfair system. I didn’t even vote in this election because I knew that new york would go democratic and my vote would be meaningless.