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Is resurrecting Google’s BookBot the need of the hour?

Everyone in Silicon Valley is trying to design something straight out of the future. We treat science and technology as the end all be all of our issues and rightfully so, but here is an unpopular opinion – do we REALLY need technology in every aspect of our lives to make it better? A decade ago, robots doing all our tasks were just a thing of movies and today we don’t go a day without interacting with a robot – think about it, even if you call a place there is a 99% chance an automated voice ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Technology, California, Lifestyle, Silicon Valley, Appliances, Robot, Delivery, Editorial, Delivery Service, Drone Delivery, Product Design, Mountain View Library, Mountain Valley


Undocumented, but not unwritten

But just who are the undocumented? "I was hearing bits and pieces of their stories as we talked, but I never really understood how they got here," Rosenfeld said. In recent weeks, she's completed her first book "Voices of the Undocumented," recounting the personal stories of some of the men and women laboring at the Day Worker Center. They eventually went to Child Protective Services and then the police. 14, they will be speaking at Books Inc. 11, the pair is scheduled to discuss their book at t...
Tags: Rosenfeld, Child Protective Services, Books Inc, Mountain View Library