Now scrolling: The Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Week 7, Thing #17: Sandbox

Maryland Libraries Sandbox is a great way to get comfortable with wikis. I enjoyed looking through the variety of pages people created. My favorite was "Best Breakfast in NYC," probably one of the smallest. What a great way to find out about the B&H Dairy on 7th Street and 2nd Avenue.

I added a book review to the "What I am Reading" page, and then added my own blog to the Baltimore County Public Library list on the "Favorite Blogs" page. I was nervous doing this, but it worked out. When I added the book review, the page editor even recognized it as a Word document and offered to 'clean it up' for me. I didn't know what that meant, but I said yes and it gave me a great looking paragraph.

You really can alter these wiki pages after signing in, and at first that can be intimidating. Sometimes it seemed too easy just to place your cursor somewhere and start typing. But after a while, it became second nature. Anyway, check out my book review on "Murdering Mr. Lincoln" (what else?) and I hope you enjoy the Maryland Libraries Sandbox as much as I did.

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