This Day in Blogging History: Libraries and Makerspaces; Authors Guild vs Kindle read-aloud; Crackpot spam-solution checklist

One year ago today
Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven: Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"

Five years ago today
Authors´ Guild vs. reality: Kindles and read-aloud: Time and again, the Author's Guild has shown itself to be the epitome of a venal special interest group, the kind of grasping, foolish posturers that make the public cynically assume that the profession it represents is a racket, not a trade. This is, after all, the same gang of weirdos who opposed the used book trade going online.

Ten years ago today
Universal crackpot spam solution rebuttal: ( ) Spammers can easily use it to harvest email addresses; ( ) Mailing lists and other legitimate email uses would be affected; ( ) No one will be able to find the guy or collect the money