|added Fri March 26 2004 at 6:44 PM
|A couple weeks ago, I noticed a new sign in the library saying "Welcome to the Information Commons." It piqued my curiousity, but I was in a hurry, so I kept moving. Tonite, I happened to be in the library returning a CD, so I stopped by to see what this "Information Commons" was.
I arrive home about 45 minutes later. It's awesome. I'm having a hard time formulating coherent thoughts about it, but I'll try to explain the best that I can.
First of all, they've got several workstations with enough room for a group of people to sit around them, and each of these workstations has a scanner, photo editting software, sound editting software, and the basic software that's available on all the campus computers (networked, of course). In case their standard workstation setups aren't enough power for you, they also have four "multimedia" stations, two macs, two PCs. The macs are my dream computer... 2GHz dual proecessor G5 with 1 Gig of RAM. About a 27 inch flatscreen studio monitor. And I can go down and use it (almost) anytime I want. David, you're drooling. Just wait, it gets better.
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