Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by legit-writer, Nov 2, 2011.
That's a good point Sister ... i'm surprised at libraries being around too ... though i'd imagine they're struggling to survive.
not the one i work for thank goodness.
Time marches on.
CD's, I can understand.
The library? I hope that the library never becomes obsolete.
Kindle doesn't appeal to me. I like my library o' books.
For an individual who may not have the money to buy a book or attend college - let alone, computer access - it's the best place to research, read and learn.
...and it's free.
The internet will never replace that. Or, at least...I hope it won't.
The internet can be good, if you need insta-access to periodicals and studies (and, possibly, the money to pay for it)...but if you want to research? You need to go to the library.
I was on some maternity .org type site a few weeks back. Trying to get some current info on infant mortality rates/prenatal care for my own information...and the download was a good $30+.
Wish I knew someone who could float me a bootleg copy...and why not? *laugh*
It's for a good cause.
Hell, they bootleg everything else....
now hold on a minute. i love my kindle app on my tablet because there are certain books that are not in the library system that can be downloaded for free. i have readquite a few and man were they good
I love the LIBRARY, and I hope they never go under. The thought is blasphemous to me lol seriously. The library is always full in my area thank god! I hope this never happens, if so were doomed.
How did Libraries and CDs get on the same ticket? CDs are a product in a for-profit businesses.. Libraries are publicly-funded civic institutions. Libraries contain CDs and other digital media.. not just books.. Cities fund libraries to educate their citizens.
With regard to CDs going under.. I cant remember the last time I purchased a CD. Ive been digital since Napster back at the turn of the century.. I have my collection of Cassettes.. and of Vinyl.. but I ripped all my CDs to my hardrive then threw them in a suitcase in the closet..
The Public Library needs to embrace digital media though.. or they will eventually face the same fate as the Post Office. (They should have listened to me back in 98)
yeap lots of CDs where I work. And they have just pulled the cassettes at my branch last month. Other branches are still doing cassettes for now though. And where I work they are doing what are called playaways... i dunno if you heard of those yet. it's digital books (looks like an ipod), even though they have audio book CDs. I can imagine playaways starting to take over.
boy, time is really moving fast...first it was the records, ( i still have mines), then it was the tapes..( mines are in the attic) now it the cds.( i bettr get to collecting some more b4 they offically be removed. Kindle, here i come...
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