The future of libraries, with or without books

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    Sep 06, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    "The stereotypical library is dying -- and it's taking its shushing ladies, dank smell and endless shelves of books with it."

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/09/04/future.library.technology/index.html


    I think the new electronic access to information is great and I love being able to electronically search a document for information. I only worry about when the power goes out or they change the software version. I can always technologically access my books.

  • Webster666

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    Sep 06, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    You can't curl up with a good lap top.
    I will cling to my hard cover books, thank you very much...
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    Sep 06, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    mmm dead trees..

    when a good open ebook comes along (that isn't sony) I'll be all over that thing like a puppy over tummy rubs.

    books are cumbersome, take up space and collect dust, they are heavy and a waste of resources, gimme one item and I'll use it for all the books I have.

    The only problem is this whole DRM shit, that needs to be removed first before i start buying books and not acquiring them via other sources.