This is the 35th post in a series called 5 Things. Each week I will share a combination of technology articles and apps that I have discovered and liked in the past week. Anything highlighted in blue is a link to an article, an app, or another section of my website.
I advised people a couple weeks ago to get rid of Java due to various security concerns. Check out my blog post title, PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - JAVA to learn more.
Neal Karlinsky and Brandon Baur:
If you click on the link above to read this article you will be able to watch a fascinating video about the inner workings of an Amazon warehouse. It is quite amazing!
John W. Gonzalez:
For the past couple years I have thought that libraries will have to adapt to the digital revolution that is taking place. In 20 years will libraries still be purchasing physical books? Will counties and cities close library buildings down due to budget cuts? Will they instead just offer digital books online?
I don't know the answers to these questions, but it does appear that a county in Texas is at least exploring the possibility of a library without physical books. I expect other counties to be watching closely.
In Belgium, like America, common sense is not so common! If your GPS tells you to drive somewhere that doesn't seem to make sense you might want to pull over to the side of the road and look at things a bit closer.
I can't believe this woman traveled for 900 miles! That is ridiculous!
Jeffrey Van Camp:
The new CEO at T-Mobile seems like he is ready to shake things up. It will interesting to see how consumers respond to these changes. It also sounds like the iPhone will be offered on T-Mobile's network for the first time in 2013.