Why do we need libraries, I hear you cry, when there is THE INTERNET? Well, the thing about the internet is that it'll only show you what's most popular, not what is BEST.
Do we all want to be Googlesheep, herded to one bit of learning about each thing, or the biggest-rated video of a shark eating a man, or a cat riding around on a small hoover, because that’s what everyone else has looked at? I’d argue that we don’t – that that approach will lead to the death of creativity and cleverness and original thought.
My local library made me – and austerity, in all its blinkered ‘wisdom’, should not be allowed to destroy our libraries through a million paper cuts. Here’s why…
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