The presumption that Google's powers of indexing and access come close to working as a library ignores all that libraries mean to the lives of their users. All the proprietary algorithms in the world are not going to replace them. There was a reason why Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and others of their generation believed the republic could not survive without libraries. They are embodiments of republican ideals. They pump the blood of a democratic culture, information.I must admit that I've pretty much blown off any and all complaints about the whole library project thing, but, wow. Anyway, worth thought.
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Christina Kirk Pikas
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