Ukraine's Headless Drake
What's vague suddenly becomes definite
Photo by Valeriy Kalnysh
Even a stopped clock tells the correct time twice a day.
On November 22, the ex-Kyiv Post team filed a report on their all-in-one Mailchimp marketing platform about a *protest* outside the President’s Office in Kyiv.
Silly me. I had thought we were celebrating the 17th anniversary of the start of the Orange Revolution.
A librarian writes:
“...[E]lectronic materials are most suited for information that has been dissected into nicely pulverized pieces.
“Location of morass is relevant in the print world – especially primary material. I’ve found that special collections ... percolate a soul, [this] becomes entirely lost when digitized.”
The value of special collections is unquestionable, but I’d rather visit (or have loan access to) a library with fully catalogued, exceptionally complete special collections representing the expertise of its librarians (alongside access to general collections and digital resources), rather than a thousand libraries, each attempting to out-collect and out-generalize the next by having one copy of everything.
Armchair alarmists miss the first point, which I also agree with: different materials suit different formats, some digital, some analog. One has no more inherent value than the next. If libraries were to focus all resources on caressing the spines of first editions, commercial interests will inevitably become the portal – and filter – for the nicely pulverized pieces, no?
“Slow is fast… We are turning the page to another chapter…”
If you call the main number at the Kyiv Post these days, you might hear an answer you didn't quite expect: "Hello, this is Luc."
"There's only three of us here," shrugs Luc. "Who else is going to answer the phone?"
Though he may be a competent receptionist, Luc Chénier is best known for saying the obvious truths that nobody wants to hear. His return to the Kyiv Post as CEO has attracted a wild degree of controversy — and legions of detractors. Through it all, Luc remains an moonbat idiotarian and borderline incoherent Canadian who enjoys mansplaining and pretty sunsets.
Arazati Extra Negra Condensada Regular?
My first thought: “A veteran of what?”