Loudoun Library reaches out to minorities

Well, technology minorities anyway.

Note the money quote at the bottom there: (Please note that books cannot be downloaded onto iPods or Zune players) Too bad that iPods and Zunes combined comprise over 65% of the MP3 player market. So, if you’re that one in three then we’ve got something for you!

Snark and annoying limitations aside, Loudoun has a fantastic selection of audiobooks and you can download and listen to them without ever leaving your home – just enter your library card number on the website. You’re restricted to a few Windows media devices in the portable arena – which doesn’t include the Zune – but you can always listen with Windows Media Player on your PC if you’re a Windows user. A good selection of ebooks too – there’s no available physical copies of Michael Crichton’s turd/screed novel Next anywhere in the LCPL system and clicking request (the things I do for you people….) tells me I’m in position FIFTY-FIVE in the queue.

If you’re willing to read it on your screen instead you can just download it and read it on your computer in this Mobireader format which is available on the Mac as well as Windows and Linux. It took about sixty seconds to install the application and download Next. Ready to read if my sense of self-loathing swells up later tonight…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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