Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fourth Annual Email Addiction Survey from AOL

AOL Survey

Some interesting numbers,
62% check work email on the weekend.
55% of mobile email users upgraded to a new phone just to get email .
59% check email from bathroom (up from 53% last year).

Are you addicted?

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Kinder Gentler Collection Agency?

No the Bucks County library system (PA) has not hired former President George H.W. Bush. They have hired the collection agency Unique Management Services Inc. instead. This agency in turn employs seminarian students from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, K.Y. to do the collecting. No matter how you feel about libraries using collection agencies you have to admit it's a "unique" idea.

And in case you were curious, the stuff that has disappeared in Bucks County, (according to the Inquirer article):
  • Test guides to help people get into the military, get onto a police force, or obtain a high school equivalency degree.
  • Baby-name books.
  • Travel books, which seem to never come back from vacation.
  • Anything by the guy who wrote Fight Club.

The full article can be found in the Philadelphia Inquirer.