LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Elias, Jennifer. “Look back through 10 years of Apple’s iPhone,”
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Online (9 January 2017)

January 9 marks the 10th anniversary of Apple introducing the first iPhone to the world. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release that “we are just getting started. The best is yet to come”.

Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Online is available electronically at

2. Martin, Richard. “Why we still don’t have better batteries,”
MIT Technology Review vol. 199, no. 6 (Nov/Dec 2016): p. 22.

There are several key challenges in developing batteries for energy storage: new chemistry, new physical form, and the huge investment costs that startup businesses encounter.

MIT Technology Review is available electronically at


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The Spring Festival / Li Song

The Spring Festival (春節) is the most important day for Chinese people. This book introduces the origin, development, and traditions of the Spring Festival. With English-Chinese bilingual text, it tells the stories behind the festival’s name and covers nearly every aspect of the festival. A textual panorama!



Creator of “Old Master Q” comics: Alfonso Wong (1925 – 2017)

Alfonso Wong (王家禧) was a popular cartoonist who created Old Master Q (老夫子), one of the longest-running comic strips in Hong Kong. Wong started the series in the 1960’s under the pen name of Wong Chak (王澤), which in fact was the Chinese name of his eldest son Joseph. When Wong retired in the 1990’s, Joseph took over the family business and began drawing the series. On 1 January 2017, Wong passed away at a ripe old age of 93 in the United States. Old Master Q lives on among all generations of Hong Kong fans.

Links of Interest:
Official English Old Master Q site
Official Chinese Old Master Q site
Old Master Q Comics Facebook
HyRead 電子書 – 老夫子(共9部)

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