Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 7: 5.07: Books, The Internet, and Homeless People

Positive / Invisible / Legal (Organized):
public libraries and the common good

Show Notes

We talk libraries. Why? Because public libraries are awesome. They’re on of the few unalloyed successes in social experiments. They do good in a wide array of areas, and they’re free to use (because we support them as taxpayers). If you want to hear Chris giddy, this is the episode.

The second of two episodes recorded live at NC State University on September 22, 2016. (Yep, our schedule is way different this year. You can thank Stephen’s Ph.D. thesis and the combination of Chris’ M. Div., work, and travel for that!)

  • Dewey Decimal System
  • Library of Congress Classification system
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7: exploding phone, do not buy, return if you bought one
  • TESOL (“Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages”)
  • “Widows and Revolutionaries” by Darling Valley. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. After this episode, he should write something about libraries.

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  • Andrew Fallows
  • Kurt Klassen
  • Jeremy Cherfas
  • Jeremy W. Sherman

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