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Michael Porter and I decided to test out DDR, which was set up at ALA’s Techsource booth at the ALA Midwinter meeting just held in Seattle, WA. As you can see from the video, we had a good time!

Michael Porter and I decided to test out DDR, which was set up at ALA’s Techsource booth at the ALA Midwinter meeting just held in Seattle, WA. As you can see from the video, we had a good time!

Update: forgot to add – Beth Hoffman of the Adventures in Library School blog shot the video for me (I can’t dance, but I REALLY can’t dance and take shoot video at the same time!). Thanks Beth!

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  • Michael Porter

    Nice editing!

  • http://http:www.libraryman.com Michael Porter

    Nice editing!

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  • http://goldwaterlibrary.org Ross

    David, I’m all for acronyms, but I can’t help thinking of East Germany when “Dance Dance Revolution” becomes DDR.

  • http://stevelawson.name/seealso/ Steve Lawson

    Glad to see you guys doing your part to change the stereotype of librarians from old ladies with their hair in a bun to dorky 30-something guys who are totally down with what the kids were into a few years ago. I’m right there with you, man!

    I’m with Ross on “DDR.” I always think of Billy Bragg “There you are standing at the bar and you’re giving me grief about the DDR…”

  • http://stevelawson.name/seealso/ Steve Lawson

    Glad to see you guys doing your part to change the stereotype of librarians from old ladies with their hair in a bun to dorky 30-something guys who are totally down with what the kids were into a few years ago. I’m right there with you, man!

    I’m with Ross on “DDR.” I always think of Billy Bragg “There you are standing at the bar and you’re giving me grief about the DDR…”

  • davidleeking

    Cool – he called me “30-something!”

  • davidleeking

    Cool – he called me “30-something!”

  • http://davidsrandomstuff.blogspot.com/ dave free

    Excellent video! A DDR-off might be in order with the Guitar Hero at Annual. Disclamier: I will actually still be a 30-something in June.

  • http://davidsrandomstuff.blogspot.com dave free

    Excellent video! A DDR-off might be in order with the Guitar Hero at Annual. Disclamier: I will actually still be a 30-something in June.

  • Michael Porter

    Sonny, I remember the days when Steve Lawson was a respectful young upstart. Now look at him! He’s all “I’m gonna make fun of this person” and “I think I’m better than this guy over here”. Sheesh. Kids these days! Oh well, I gotta go play Mario Brothers on my Nintendo 64 now.

    And another thing! (said in crotchety old man voice) DDR is widely accepted lingo. Snark: combinations of letters can mean more than one thing, amigos. Non-snark: Our audience can sort it out pretty painlessly. Want proof? A German (and Chinese?!) language library blog just used a pic I took at the DDR session last week on thier site:
    http://jintan.wordpress.com/2007/01/24/spiele-in-bibliothek/

    I got DLK’s back. Of course, I’ve got Steve and Ross’s back too, but that’s another comment for another day. :)

  • http://http:www.libraryman.com Michael Porter

    Sonny, I remember the days when Steve Lawson was a respectful young upstart. Now look at him! He’s all “I’m gonna make fun of this person” and “I think I’m better than this guy over here”. Sheesh. Kids these days! Oh well, I gotta go play Mario Brothers on my Nintendo 64 now.

    And another thing! (said in crotchety old man voice) DDR is widely accepted lingo. Snark: combinations of letters can mean more than one thing, amigos. Non-snark: Our audience can sort it out pretty painlessly. Want proof? A German (and Chinese?!) language library blog just used a pic I took at the DDR session last week on thier site:
    http://jintan.wordpress.com/2007/01/24/spiele-in-bibliothek/

    I got DLK’s back. Of course, I’ve got Steve and Ross’s back too, but that’s another comment for another day. :)

  • davidleeking

    Hee… I like the old man voice thing. “Ehhhh, sonnnny… I remember when I used to walk 5 miles in waist deep snow, all uphill both ways, to play pacman… and we liked it, too!”

  • davidleeking

    Hee… I like the old man voice thing. “Ehhhh, sonnnny… I remember when I used to walk 5 miles in waist deep snow, all uphill both ways, to play pacman… and we liked it, too!”

  • http://stevelawson.name/seealso/ Steve Lawson

    Hey, I will own the DDR thing as my problem. And as an indicator of how old I am, as I clearly remember the fall of the Berlin Wall. And Billy Bragg ain’t the heppest cultural reference, either. We’re all in the same gang.

    As for the rest of it, Michael, let’s settle it on the playing field: you, me, and Missile Command on the Atari 2600. Now there is a video game!

  • http://stevelawson.name/seealso/ Steve Lawson

    Hey, I will own the DDR thing as my problem. And as an indicator of how old I am, as I clearly remember the fall of the Berlin Wall. And Billy Bragg ain’t the heppest cultural reference, either. We’re all in the same gang.

    As for the rest of it, Michael, let’s settle it on the playing field: you, me, and Missile Command on the Atari 2600. Now there is a video game!

  • Michael Porter

    That is a fine idea Steve, but I should warn you: I have an Atari 2600 emulator with ROMS for every game ever released. I use it too. Additionally I have a collection of about 70 2600 carts. So, yeah, bring it, son! You have spawn to dstract you from reliving gaming history! Mwa ha ha!

    Frankly, I think all disagreements should be settled using the Atari 2600. Of course that may explain why I didn’t go into politics. :)

  • http://http:www.libraryman.com Michael Porter

    That is a fine idea Steve, but I should warn you: I have an Atari 2600 emulator with ROMS for every game ever released. I use it too. Additionally I have a collection of about 70 2600 carts. So, yeah, bring it, son! You have spawn to dstract you from reliving gaming history! Mwa ha ha!

    Frankly, I think all disagreements should be settled using the Atari 2600. Of course that may explain why I didn’t go into politics. :)

  • http://stevelawson.name/seealso/ Steve Lawson

    Uh oh. Sounds like I made a strategic error. Well, I can take my lumps, and try and fight the good fight.

  • http://stevelawson.name/seealso/ Steve Lawson

    Uh oh. Sounds like I made a strategic error. Well, I can take my lumps, and try and fight the good fight.

  • http://goldwaterlibrary.org/ Ross

    Okay, okay, I surrender! It was really an offhand comment, not meant to widen the generation gap. (Nobody in their right mind would call me a thirty-something, alas, except maybe socially.) I’m all for abbreviation diversity. I am a librarian, after all, and well versed in acronyms having multiple uses (RDA = recommended daily allowance? Not any more!). Glad to have given you guys (no stereotyping there) the chance to face off over your choice of game.

  • http://goldwaterlibrary.org Ross

    Okay, okay, I surrender! It was really an offhand comment, not meant to widen the generation gap. (Nobody in their right mind would call me a thirty-something, alas, except maybe socially.) I’m all for abbreviation diversity. I am a librarian, after all, and well versed in acronyms having multiple uses (RDA = recommended daily allowance? Not any more!). Glad to have given you guys (no stereotyping there) the chance to face off over your choice of game.

  • http://www.goblin-cartoons.com/ joshua m. neff

    So I wasn’t the only guy who played Missile Command on the Atari 2600 and pretended he was the President, solving world problems by destroying incoming missiles?

  • http://www.goblin-cartoons.com joshua m. neff

    So I wasn’t the only guy who played Missile Command on the Atari 2600 and pretended he was the President, solving world problems by destroying incoming missiles?

  • http://goldwaterlibrary.org/ Ross

    David, I'm all for acronyms, but I can't help thinking of East Germany when “Dance Dance Revolution” becomes DDR.