According to a recent article on the Courthouse News Service, Thomas Reuters (makers of EndNote) are suing the inventor of Zotero. This is very sad news for those of us who have grown to love Zotero. This is one of the dangers of Open Source tools and should be another alarm for the crisis we are facing in innovation.
If the claim is valid, the GMU creator should be reprimanded. I have a feeling that there will have been something amiss in the claim. The funding for this project came from several well-known sources and I would hope that their lawyers looked at the plans before dealing out the money.
This may be a good time for us (librarians) to harness the way Google is making their searching easier, in order to better explain proper searching techniques using Boolean operators.
If you haven’t seen the Read at Work site, you may want to take a peek. The site features works in the public domain, reconstructed in the guise of a Power Point presentation. The site utilizes a Flash based interface that mimics a Windows Desktop environment.
It may not be the most comfortable way of reading said works, but I find them mildly entertaining in their own right.
I think I may have to do a search for Power Point art. I am sure someone is out there doing it already. If not, the idea is mine.