I have penguins on my mind. (See the previous two postings.) Today a patron returned an old favorite of mine, Ursula LeGuin's book of short stories called Compass Rose. (A compass rose is fascinating in its own right.) I began re-reading "The Author of the Acacia Seeds and other Extracts from the Journal of the Association of Therolinguistics" and suddenly recalled that the story touches on the poetry of the emperor penguin, "the most difficult, the most remote, of all the dialects of Penguin!"
A note from the reference librarian: Tux the Penguin is used as a symbol of Linux. If you see little penguin logos on web pages you may be looking at information for Linux users. On the packaging for an object such as a flash drive, it probably means you can use the drive with a Linux machine. Our public computers are Linux-based, and so if you have never used Linux please come in and try it.Posted by at August 2, 2005 05:41 PM