"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes


"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordle (which rhymes with turtle...sort of)

In my librarian attempts to learn more of the technological things in this world, I have now learned a bit more about word clouds, specifically using the fun generator Wordle. I also now know how these things can be fun and useful in libraries, schools, and education and aren't just something for show or interesting to look at. So I decided to create my own Wordle. I used the Our Mutual Friend film description post to try it out.
Fun, yes? Well, anyhow, I like it. And will probably spend more time than is good for me at Wordle in upcoming bored times. Yet I'll be sure to use it for its usefulness, too. Have fun creating your own!

P.S. This is the Wordle for this entry:

2 comments:

StephanieD said...

Yay, a new toy!

Hannah said...

I've made a few of these myself... very fun. I like taking favorite passages from books and seeing which words figure prominently in the discussion. If only they could make it give weight to "important" words in addition to words that are used more often than others. Hmm.