|TimidAres - 2011-02-11 |
The death of knowledge.
Kids today dont read.
When I was a kid and I had to do my yearly report on Indians, I'd hike over to the town's public library and sit with a bunch of encyclopedias collecting the necessary facts for the paper. Now, kids have Wikipedia. Same knowledge, different medium. It's actually more available now with the internet than before.
Anyhow, the books will still be there. He might have to drive a bit to get to the nearest library branch is all. (Plus, I bet he only uses the library for Harry Potter books and doesn't even read nonfiction).
Ah, well. So long as we have Wikipedia.
What the fuck? Just drive your car to a different branch?
Do you people have any idea what libraries are actually for?
A good library makes more information more easily accessible than the interwebs. For example, if one needs access to original research, scientific papers, certain volumes of works, including multiple different languages and translations dating back 150 years, a good library (university and to a lesser degree some public libraries) will have it.
Good luck trying to find a pdf or ebook version of some text in the amount of time it takes you to walk down a flight of stairs and pull it from the shelf.
Rape Van Winkle
When I was a kid I edited Encyclopaedia Britannica pages of people I didn't like to say "cunt" and "poo face" until they banned me from editing the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
have you people seriously never heard of JSTOR or EBSCO or any of the other million reputable scholarly databases online?
the internet isn't just all googles, porns and wikipedias, and it isn't about to get any smaller.
similarly, not all libraries (and more than likely, NOT THIS ONE) are five story behemoths of grand obscura. no small portion of them just look like shitty used book stores with 25 copies of every Dan Brown book.
One of the main reason for public libraries is the crazy idea that knowledge should be available to everyone regardless of income.
"Just hop in your car" or "buy a computer" is the surest way to advertise yourself as a privileged dipshit.
the internet is constantly growing and will soon inevitably be available to even the most impoverished (oh hey Egypt)
the printed word will always be a finite resource, and will therefore always favor the rich and privileged. sorry.
|Johnny Madhouse - 2011-02-11 |
|snothouse - 2011-02-11 |
That poop coming out of your mouth, Ron Burgundy! Poop!
|spikestoyiu - 2011-02-11 |
We are so broke over here.
|chumbucket - 2011-02-11 |
building a bar in its place
|Cena_mark - 2011-02-11 |
Get a computer you old kook.
|MaulLove - 2011-02-11 |
Christ, this just made me so sad. Not funny at all.
|Pillager - 2011-02-11 |
|Shanghai Tippytap - 2011-02-11 |
who cares, only like four of those books mentioned jesus or the army. fukken faggy liberals.
|Senator_Unger - 2011-02-11 |
In Philadelphia, carpenters cry over the loss of a library. God, I love this city.
|thebaronsdoctor - 2011-02-11 |
This is very sad...But his voice is really hilarious...But then I feel terrible for laughing
|La Loco - 2011-02-11 |
|RomancingTrain - 2011-02-11 |
Haha he cares about things!
|phalsebob - 2011-02-11 |
|Кotki - 2011-02-12 |
I am so happy when other people are not.
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