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  1. Mar 2024
  2. Feb 2024
    1. , one of the reasons that the New York Public Library had toclose its public catalog was that the public was destroying it. TheHetty Green cards disappeared. Someone calling himself Cosmoswas periodically making o with all the cards for Mein Kampf. Cardsfor two Dante manuscripts were stolen: not the manuscripts, thecards for the manuscripts.
    2. The New York Public Library, ahead of the game, renovated theentire ten-million-card catalog of its Research Libraries between1977 and 1980, microlmed it, and threw it out.
  3. Jan 2024
  4. Nov 2023
    1. This myth is mostly the blame of the novelist Washington Irving
      • for: Washington Irving, book - the History of New York, book - A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

      • comment

        • Irving was a American writer who wrote fiction for the intent of stoking nationalism. He bent the truth in many ways.
        • Among his most famous and impactful historical lies that Irving fabricated in his book on Columbus was that prior to Columbus, the majority of educated people thought the earth was flat. In fact, most educated people believed the earth to be round during the time of Columbus.
      • interesting fact: knickerbocker

        • The term knickerbocker originated in the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker that Irving chose for his book "A History of New York"
  5. Oct 2023
  6. Jun 2023
    1. Henry Grabar schillert in einem neuen Buch ausführlich die Folgen des parkens für amerikanische Städte. In den USA wird mehr Fläche für das Parken als für das wohnen verwendet. Allein um Houston in Texas herum wurde in den letzten Jahrzehnten eine Fläche, die dem Land Belgien entspricht, versiegelt. Die verkehrsemissionen sind der größte Teil des enormen amerikanischen treibhausgasausstoßes. Das Buch behandelt gründlich alle Aspekte des Themas und stellt Alternativen vor.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/26/paved-paradise-book-americans-cars-climate-crisis

  7. Mar 2023
    1. https://www.ebay.com/itm/155447667554

      This Catalog has a page with the various sizes of card catalog boxes available from Cole Steel in 1950s. The external sizes can be useful for placing the individual card sizes for some of these boxes on the secondary market.

      They also include approximate card capacities.

  8. Feb 2023
  9. Dec 2022
    1. Eno heard about No Wave, then the dominant style for downtown bands who were taking punk to its logical extremes—abandoning song form, playing entirely outside of formal tunings, and foregrounding noise over signal.
  10. Oct 2022
    1. Alcuin who developed the curriculum into the trivium—of grammar, logic, andrhetoric—and, following this, the quadrivium, of arithmetic, astronomy,geometry, and music.



  11. Sep 2022
    1. Here it is probably necessary to explain that lots of things were once typed — on machines called typewriters — during a period of human history after stone tablets and before laptops and cellphones. It is probably also necessary to explain that reference to a card catalog in the first paragraph. A card catalog was an inventory of what was in a library before all the holdings were listed, and maybe available, online.

      A bit tongue-in-cheek, the New York Times describes for the technically inadept what a typewriter and a card catalog are.

  12. Aug 2022
    1. Mr. York Powell, lateregius professor of modern histor a t Oxford, said: “Theformation and expression of ethicarjudgments . . . is nota thing within the historian’s province.”
  13. Jun 2022
    1. d. She puts the ideas together and tries to broker a deal for theconglomerate to acquire a radio network. At the end, she’s challenged to describehow she came up with the plan for the acquisition. It’s a telling scene. She has justbeen fired. On her way out of the building, with all her files and personal itemspacked in a box (a box just like mine!), she gets a chance to explain her thoughtprocess to the mogul:See? This is Forbes. It’s just your basic article about how you were lookingto expand into broadcasting. Right? Okay now. The same day—I’ll never forgetthis—I’m reading Page Six of the New York Post and there’s this item on BobbyStein, the radio talk show guy who does all those gross jokes about Ethiopiaand the Betty Ford Center. Well, anyway, he’s hosting this charity auction thatnight. Real bluebloods and won’t that be funny? Now I turn the page to Suzywho does the society stuff and there’s this picture of your daughter—see, nicepicture—and she’s helping to organize the charity ball. So I started to think:Trask, Radio, Trask, Radio.... So now here we are.He’s impressed and hires her on the spot. Forget the fairy-tale plot; as ademonstration of how to link A to B and come up with C, Working Girl is a primerin the art of scratching.

      The plot twist at the end of Working Girl (Twentieth Century Fox, 1988) turns on Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) explaining her stroke of combinatorial creativity in coming up with a business pitch. Because she had juxtaposed several disparate ideas from the New York Post several pages from each other in a creative way, she got the job and Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver) is left embarrassed because she can't explain how she came up with a complicated combination of ideas.

      Tess McGill (portrayed by a big 80's haired Melanie Griffith) packing a brown banker's box with her office items and papers leaving her office and her job. Is this Tess McGill's zettelkasten in the movie Working Girl?

      Tess McGill has slips of newspaper with ideas on them and a physical box to put them in.

      slips with ideas+box=zettelkasten

      Bonus points because she links her ideas, right?!

  14. Apr 2022
    1. (((Howard Forman))). (2022, January 27). New York Update Cases down 44% in one week. Positive rate now 7.3% Hospital census down 24% to level of December 31. Admits down 30%. Deaths appear to be declining. Great progress! Https://t.co/4a087WyejY [Tweet]. @thehowie. https://twitter.com/thehowie/status/1486797266618830853

  15. Mar 2022
  16. Feb 2022
    1. (((Howard Forman))). (2022, January 21). NYC update (GREAT news heading into weekend) Cases down 43% with positive rate 7.3% (Manhattan 6.2%). Lowest rate since December 15. Hospital census down 13% back to levels of January 2. All trends (except deaths) favorable. Thanks to everyone who has helped get us here. Https://t.co/MLmptWLxKv [Tweet]. @thehowie. https://twitter.com/thehowie/status/1484608013885480962

  17. Jan 2022
    1. (((Howard Forman))). (2022, January 24). NYC update Positive rate 6.6%. Cases fewest since 12/13. Hospital census lowest since 1/1/2022. Hospital admits lowest since 12/22/2021. All indicators (except deaths) declining rapidly, but still well above pre-Omicron levels. Expect more swift progress this week. Https://t.co/IhKlwEEkXp [Tweet]. @thehowie. https://twitter.com/thehowie/status/1485719209359421452

    1. Cornelius Roemer. (2021, December 22). @mccarthy_kr I took a look at all these NY sequences. I don’t think these point mutations S:681H are real. Why? Because they appear all over the Omicron diversity. Some sequences have S:346K, some S:701V, most miss S679K, a few have it. That’s the signature of contamination/co-infection. Https://t.co/DcJD4q44EM [Tweet]. @CorneliusRoemer. https://twitter.com/CorneliusRoemer/status/1473507369455923203

    1. Sit in your local coffee shop, and your laptop can tell you a lot. If you want deeper, more local knowledge, you will have to take the narrower path that leads between the lions and up the stairs.

      Grafton cleverly brings us back to his beginning with the New York Library, whose entrance famously has a set of stairs flanked by two majestic lions.

  18. Dec 2021
    1. Jay Varma. (2021, December 16). Um, we’ve never seen this before in #NYC. Test positivity doubling in three days 12/9—3.9% 12/10—4.2% 12/11—6.4% 12/12—7.8% Note: Test % is only for PCR & NYC does more per capita daily than most places ~67K PCR/day + 19K [reported] antigen over past few days (1/2) https://t.co/PhxsZq55jn [Tweet]. @DrJayVarma. https://twitter.com/DrJayVarma/status/1471485885447389186

    1. Except that the creator of Birds Aren’t Real and the movement’s followers are in on a joke: They know that birds are, in fact, real and that their theory is made up.

      Linking to a New York Times tag archive would not be considered evidence by any self-respecting conspiracy theorist.

  19. Nov 2021
  20. Oct 2021
  21. Sep 2021
    1. Mike Baker. (2021, August 28). Today, Mississippi surpassed New York in total coronavirus deaths per capita. For a long time, I didn’t think we’d ever see any state end up worse than New York or New Jersey. One year ago today, Mississippi’s death rate was less than half of New York’s. Https://nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html https://t.co/sEgUDFOMWz [Tweet]. @bymikebaker. https://twitter.com/bymikebaker/status/1431460167237783555

  22. Jul 2021
  23. May 2021
    1. Some newspapers, most recently the New York Times, have forbidden writers from launching personal newsletters without permission.

      Using their platform to build your own platform apparently isn't kosher any more?

  24. Mar 2021
  25. Jan 2021
    1. a report identifying the climate strategies and technologies that will result in the most air and water quality improvements

      One would expect such a report to say much about reducing emissions from electricity generation, however, in many states, particularly those in the Northeast and North, electricity generation and use only produces a small portion of GHG emissions. In New York State, electricity generation is responsible for less than 20% of emissions while heating and transportation each produce between 35% and 40% of emissions. Thus, in New York, emissions from electricity are a third-level priority. In New York, a focus on adoption of heat pumps and electric vehicles will contribute more to cleaning our air and water than a focus on electricity.

      It is important that this report identify strategies and technologies which are appropriate for the various regions of the country.

  26. Oct 2020
    1. Update, 11:22 Eastern: Weiss has posted a letter of resignation addressed to Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger on her website. In it, she denounces the Times for fostering an atmosphere of stifling conformity and accuses her now-former colleagues of bullying:

      Having your own website is a must, particularly when you've just left one of the biggest platforms on the planet and still need to have a platform to reach your audience and the world.

    1. The New York Times

      I'm wondering if the NY Times used the summit to figure out how to prevent annotating at all? Somehow I'm not able to reasonably use either Hypothes.is or Genius with it in multiple browsers.

      In particular I just can't highlight anything on the page, and attempts usually end up moving me to a new article. Blech!

  27. Sep 2020
    1. While garbage, animal manure and human waste flowed freely into drinking water sources, it was the pungent cocktail of odors they produced that many medical professionals blamed for spreading disease.

      NY account

  28. Aug 2020
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  30. Jun 2020
    1. Rosenberg, E. S., Tesoriero, J. M., Rosenthal, E. M., Chung, R., Barranco, M. A., Styer, L. M., Parker, M. M., John Leung, S.-Y., Morne, J. E., Greene, D., Holtgrave, D. R., Hoefer, D., Kumar, J., Udo, T., Hutton, B., & Zucker, H. A. (2020). Cumulative incidence and diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection in New York. Annals of Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.06.004

  31. May 2020
  32. Apr 2020
    1. Richardson, S., Hirsch, J. S., Narasimhan, M., Crawford, J. M., McGinn, T., Davidson, K. W., Barnaby, D. P., Becker, L. B., Chelico, J. D., Cohen, S. L., Cookingham, J., Coppa, K., Diefenbach, M. A., Dominello, A. J., Duer-Hefele, J., Falzon, L., Gitlin, J., Hajizadeh, N., Harvin, T. G., … Zanos, T. P. (2020). Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area. JAMA. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.6775

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  37. Jun 2019
  38. www.themacroscope.org www.themacroscope.org
    1. Collocates are an especially fruitful realm of exploration. Returning to our Toronto plaque example, if we look for the colocates of ‘York’ we see several interesting results: “Fort” (referring to the military installation Fort York), “Infantry,” “Mills” (the area of York Mills), “radial” (referring to the York Radial Railway), and even slang such as “Muddy” (“Muddy York” being a Toronto nickname). With several documents, one could trace how collocates change over time: perhaps early documents refer to Fort York and subsequently we see more collocates referring to North York? Finally, AntConc also provides options for overall word and phrase frequency, as well as specific n-gram searching.


  39. Apr 2019
    1. In a new article, the New York Times details a little-known technique increasingly used by law enforcement to figure out everyone who might have been within certain geographic areas during specific time periods in the past. The technique relies on detailed location data collected by Google from most Android devices as well as iPhones and iPads that have Google Maps and other apps installed. This data resides in a Google-maintained database called “Sensorvault,” and because Google stores this data indefinitely, Sensorvault “includes detailed location records involving at least hundreds of millions of devices worldwide and dating back nearly a decade.”

      Google is passing on location data to law enforcement without letting users know.

  40. Jul 2018
    1. When Arthur Schlesinger was asked by The New York Times in November, 1965, to explain the contradiction between his published account of the Bay of Pigs incident and the story he had given the press at the time of the attack, he simply remarked that he had lied
  41. Jun 2018
    1. By positively engaging their peers, such teachers enact a larger circle ofsupport for achieving the moral purpose of advancing the learning and development ofchildren in their journey to adulthood

      The network effect.

    2. Such principals communicated with all teachers intheir schools about expectations of instructional improvement, the roles of teacher-leaders asa resource for improvement, and expectations of teachers interacting in positive ways with theteacher-leaders

      Not dictating the time or role of the leader in the building, but empowering their staff to take advantage of that individual's time and expertise.

      This is particularly important for younger or leaders with less in-class experience than other staff.

    3. principals must intentionally develop trusting relationships with teacher-leaders

      Seeing the evaluative leader of the building have a positive relationship with a teacher leader lends value and trust by extension.

    4. Here are some questions to frame initial conversations between teacher-leaders andthose who support their work

      Clarity in expectations are critical for successful implementation. See Bae et. al.

    5. Some of the content areas identified assupporting teacher-leaders in their work include: advanced curricular, instructional, andassessment practices; school culture and its implications for professional and organizationalimprovement; adult development; and facilitation, presentation, and coaching skills requiredto facilitate learning and collaboration for individuals as well as with small or large groups

      Without expanded skills, you cannot meet needs of teachers.

      It's interesting that teaching practices in the classroom are observable manifestations of these expanded beliefs/abilities.

    6. Further, working in authentic instructional situations allows teachers who lead to continuedeveloping their own instructional skills and, by doing so, to remain credible as teachers.

      Working in context supports the teacer's learning (Taylor 06) as well as builds credibility for a coach. What kind of coach is never around?

    7. learning by experimenting with newpractices and then observing positive results is the means by which beliefs are changed.

      Coaching is critical in this area. Support in the process of change provides a safety net in case those new ideas don't go well. Providing an ear for reflection and adjustment helps prevent giving up.

    8. meaning that one does not always knowwhat to do

      Saying, "I don't know, but I'll follow up," and then actually following up, really builds trust at the start of the relationship.

    9. Teachers who influence othershave the capability to establish high trust relationships with and among their teaching peersand principals

      Teacher leaders don't have to be popular, but they have to be willing to be genuine and reach out - initiate those conversations with people you don't know.

    10. This results inless time for side-by-side work with other teachers, which raises questions about the notionthat teacher leadership is first and foremost about the learning work for instructionalimprovement.

      Definitely my biggest struggle. Fighting to get things finished so I can delegate the majority of time to the classroom in the fall.

    11. The great potential of leading from the middle comes from remaining connected with teachersand to ground-level practices, while at the same time developing more substantialconnections with school administration and district leaders.

      This is a definite benefit as we've grown closer with admins, asking them to become stronger instructional leaders to support district goals.

    12. Often, work unseen is work devalued

      This only shows up (in education) if you're not a teacher. Prep time, for teachers, is unseen but we all know it's there. Establishing the same level of trust across teaching/coaching is important.

    13. engagement of teachers (likestudents) requires “consistent positive reinforcers that are meaningful, relevant, rewarding andenjoyable”

      Learning is hard work! Given the scale of change, affirm effort, praise growth, support failure.

    14. solation, egalitarianism, irrelevant andepisodic staff development, and disempowerment continue as norms in many schools

      The sum of the parts coalesce to push against the change in the whole (culture).

    15. Further, because specific development effortsrarely have been sustained over time, full implementation of new initiatives has rarelyoccurred.

      If it doesn't work in year one, why go into year two?

      Most change takes place over a number of years (3+ in many cases).

    16. Egalitarian normsexert invisible pressure on teachers to retain equal status and not strive to be above theirteaching colleagues.

      Little things like badging initiatives can foster a community mindset for growth and celebration, but it can also alienate those who don't feel like they can engage for any number of reasons. How does culture influence those gaps and responses?

    17. most schools continue to struggle both forstructural and psychological reasons to establish such cultures

      What is preventing them from seeing even the value of having time to talk together?

    18. Not only does isolation diminish professional growth, but prolongedisolation reinforces a solitary orientation to one's work and often breeds defensiveness andfinger pointing.

      It takes effort to build professional relationships. Being relegated into individual classrooms doesn't foster that relationship.

    19. put a good person in a bad system and thesystem will win every time.” This emphasizes the powerful effect of existing norms, explicit orimplicit, on human behavior.

      Institutional inertia is a real thing.

    20. "Teacher leadership is the process by which teachers, individually or collectively, influencetheir colleagues, principals, and other members of school communities to improve teachingand learning practices with the aim of increased student learning and achievement

      York-Barr definition.

    21. Organizations, likepeople, that continue to learn are better situated not only to adapt but also to thrive in thecontext of an ever-changing external environment

      Capacity for growth and change is found in the strength of the organization, not individual members.

    22. teachers are key school leaders becausethey are positioned to influence peers through collégial relationships.

      How can misconceptions about these new leadership roles erode relationship rather than encourage? How does the relationship change?

    23. Leadership is increasingly understood as a phenomenon shared by manyindividuals within organizations

      see Taylor 2006

    24. In the unfolding third wave of teacher leadership, teachers are leaders in creating andsustaining a collaborative culture of learning in the school focused on improving instructionalpractice

      Dedicated roles to systemic improvement.