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Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies (Penguin, 1973) [1930] J.L. Carr, A Month in the Country (Harvester Press, 1980) ‘My private schoolmaster used to say, “If a thing’s worth doing at all, it’s worth doing well.” My Church has taught that in different words for several centuries. But these young people have...

Endnotes, Endnotes 1: Preliminary Materials for a Balance Sheet of the Twentieth Century (Endnotes, October 2008). According to their website, Endnotes is a discussion group based in Germany, the UK, and the US “primarily oriented towards conceptualising the conditions of possibility of a communist overcoming of the capitalist mode of...

A few years ago, I began mentioning to colleagues a tension I felt in my work which I described as a tension between projects and services. No-one I brought it up with ever really seemed to understand what I was getting at, and so I tried articulating things differently or...

Kennet McNaught and David J. Bercuson, The Winnipeg Strike: 1919 (Longman, 1974). I grew up the North End of Winnipeg, not far from the Ukrainian Labour Temple and the Winnipeg headquarters of the Communist Party of Canada. I played soccer at R.B. Russell Vocational High School, but never knew anything...

I haven’t paid much attention to developments going on in the vendor world around alternatives to IP authentication until recently. Yes, the current duct-tape-and-glue solutions libraries have are broken, but that’s nothing particularly new. And yes, Shibboleth has been around at least since I started in libraries, but vendors have...