“When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”—-The Prince and the Pauper Happy Birthday Mark Twain! (via nypl)
“Using off-the-shelf facial recognition software, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University were recently able to identify about a third of college students who had volunteered to be photographed for a study — just by comparing photos of those anonymous students to images publicly available on Facebook. By using other public information, the researchers also identified the interests and predicted partial Social Security numbers of some students.”—Natasha Singer. “Face Recognition Makes the Leap From Sci-Fi.” New York Times.
There was another earthquake in the rep world recently as Hachette downsized their sales department by eleven. A circumstance which offers an opportunity for a teachable moment, a phrase that was spoken recently by a sales manager of another large publisher in reference to rep/bookseller…
Reps are often overlooked so it’s time to remember how important they are.