Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

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Re: Libraries, public, decline of: DDC 020.336

Postby Mick F » 23 Sep 2018, 12:56pm

Oh yes, I know that children at school are taught handwriting and spelling etc.
Mrs Mick F was a High Level Teaching Assistant until she retired last year, and our elder Daughter is an English teacher.

My point is, that in generations to come, it won't be necessary. Nice to have, but not necessary.
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Postby reohn2 » 23 Sep 2018, 1:27pm

Mick F wrote:Oh yes, I know that children at school are taught handwriting and spelling etc.
Mrs Mick F was a High Level Teaching Assistant until she retired last year, and our elder Daughter is an English teacher.

My point is, that in generations to come, it won't be necessary. Nice to have, but not necessary.


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Postby brynpoeth » 23 Sep 2018, 3:36pm

bigjim wrote:All my grandkids are taught hand-writing at school. They have plenty of handwritten homework as well. My wife has just retired from high school. All the kids hand-write. The only keyboard time is when they are taught IT.
I enjoy handwriting and keep a journal where I record stuff and also jot down my wandering thoughts and opinions. All done with a fountain pen. Probably nobody will ever read it and it will end up in a skip, but it's just for me really.

I keep a calendar, handwritten, just got one for 2019, I always have a little notebook with me, people saw me making notes during a speech and wondered whether I was a journalist :wink:
Handwriting and drawing are fun, the stuff goes through the brain even if it is qwertyd

A lot of people in Germany learn "too much", I think that is great, for example woodworkers learn old methods that have been superseded by power tools, but it helps a lot when they are restoring old buildings*

Sailors every learn to sail a ship with sails, have to climb up the rigging. Did Mick F do that?

*apparently many people in the US learn too little or just the minimum, is that worse than too much?

The end of printed books is a while off yet, beyond all our lifetimes, likewise the end of handwriting
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Postby Mick F » 23 Sep 2018, 4:23pm

Been up masts, but they had radar scanners up there, not sails. :lol:

Some years ago, my ship was in maintenance in dry dock in Devonport.
Mrs Mick F came on board and I showed her round the bottom of the dock and what a frigate looks like from underneath.
If you've never done this, please try and see. It's fascinating.

Any road up, Mrs Mick F was duly shown the underwater fittings and the twin screws and shafts bow and and stern, then we went right up through the ship and up to the top of the main mast right up to the top-most part. It's amazing to go from the bottom-most part to the top-most all in one visit. She'll never forget it.
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Postby brynpoeth » 23 Sep 2018, 4:42pm

I would like to, but the question is, could you sail the Cutty Sark in rough seas, with a few dozen mates pulled from modern duties? :wink:
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Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 9:03am

Yes, but I'm a bit long in the tooth nowadays!
I've been out of the RN for nearly 22years. In five years time, I'll have been out longer than I was in! :lol:
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Postby brynpoeth » 24 Sep 2018, 9:11am

Mick F wrote:Yes, but I'm a bit long in the tooth nowadays!
I've been out of the RN for nearly 22years. In five years time, I'll have been out longer than I was in! :lol:

Talking of books, I ordered your autobiography a while ago, when will it be published?
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Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 10:26am

:lol:
Here's the front page.
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The rest of it needs printing off. I made a few copies after writing it, and I only have one left.
I'll have to get my head together about this. Maybe I should produce a CD instead.
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Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Sep 2018, 10:29am

Hi,
Its like cash.
If you are out and the battery goes flat what do you do.......computer says no.
This happens all the time today, think bank IT...................

So you got pen and paper in the car Mick F?
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Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 12:58pm

We have a pen and a little notebook in our car ...................................... Also, a collection of coinage, a small torch, an umbrella, a pack of wet wipes, a small pack of tissues and a little bottle of spectacles cleaner. :D
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Postby fausto copy » 24 Sep 2018, 1:30pm

Ooh er missus.
My weird imagination can concoct all sorts of mysterious things you could be getting up to with that little lot. :shock:

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Postby brynpoeth » 24 Sep 2018, 1:34pm

Any books in the vehicle?

I have worked with books but not driven a mobile library, that would be fun in rural Wales :wink:
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Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 2:04pm

fausto copy wrote:Ooh er missus.
My weird imagination can concoct all sorts of mysterious things you could be getting up to with that little lot. :shock:
It'll have a bicycle in it tomorrow morning as well.

........... but I'm not telling who she is. :lol:
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Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Sep 2018, 3:32pm

Hi,
Bottle opener :mrgreen: Only kidding.
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Postby fausto copy » 24 Sep 2018, 5:01pm

brynpoeth wrote:Any books in the vehicle?

I have worked with books but not driven a mobile library, that would be fun in rural Wales :wink:


I think that's another service that has been stopped too.
Ours used to stop just along the road but haven't seen it since our main library closed down. :(