Thursday, April 10, 2008

This week marks Folderol's eighth birthday. Yes, this has been around (in various forms) since April 2000. Yikes! Many thanks to everyone who has read, contributed, and encouraged the weblog and its writer over the years!

More and more institutions are getting into the concept of putting materials online for the common people to see. The Boston Public Library has a Flickr site, and the Scottish Screen Archive is filled with weird wonders.

Georgia Tech has put up some great old ads from its student publications and yearbooks. Looking at the book ads, some textbooks could put you back as much as $2.00. Heavens!

The Silent Era celebrates the films that the Georgia Tech students (along with everyone else) saw, back in the day.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame has announced its 2008 inductees. Random factoid: I used to live near this particular Hall of Fame.

Silobreaker is another news aggregate site, like Google News or Yahoo News, but what makes it different is the graphical representations. I really like the network search interface in particular.

Tomorrow: links from others!

5 comments:

B.Easterling said...

Congrats on your 8 years! I'm very proud of you!
Love,
Your smelly husband

P.s. you realize that means we've been together for 9 years already? Wow...time flies when you're having a blast!

Cassandra said...

How can this be?

I can still smell the virtual champange(sp)from Folerol's 7th birthday!

My garsh, we have been friends for a decade now. Wow.

Here's to another 8 years of blogging, hopefully more!

(I hope you will be doing this from the nursing home when we are in our late 80s. You can blog/twitter to the outside world about the abusive staff! teehee)

Cassandra said...

Great minds, Easterling, great minds....

Dawn said...

Congrats! Its also Brian Setzer's Birthday FYI. I usually celebrate every year as if it's a holiday but I forgot till your post called attention to the date. Too bad its the 11th as I read this. I'll have to celebrate both things late ;)

Brendan said...

I chime in: Congratulations!

I also wonder: Is it possible that you've now linked to every good site on the Web? Or have you been stealthily recycling?