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A Whole New Meaning for “Electronica”

Making Music with Your ComputerMaking Music with your Computer
Trubitt (Ed.)
1993

Submitter: 2 circs in about 9 years. Good heavens, what an outdated book! Just the fact that this was published when the biggest industry buzzword was “multimedia” is enough to toss it.

Holly: The cover computers look like they are made out of clay. How strange!

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When a Man Loves a Woman and a Librarian Loves Weeding

Michael Bolton cover

Michael Bolton: Time, Love, and Tenderness
Randall
1993

Submitter: I started a new job at a small two-year college about a month ago, and most of my work so far has been figuring out just how bad the collection really is. The prior library director saw fit to have this 1993 fan publication library-bound to ensure its longevity. Thank goodness! It’s in pretty much pristine condition. Which it should be since it’s never circulated. Most pages feature a picture or six of MB–wearing different outfits, in the company of various starlets, playing softball. Very useful for your first year economics class or something.

Holly: I’d like to say that this is the first Michael Bolton book we’ve featured on ALB, but it isn’t. It is, however, the oldest! Why on earth would the Director bind something like this? Don’t let that stop you from weeding it, though. Better question: why would a two-year college have it in the collection at all?

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