RARA-AVIS: Re: Something Else to Think About

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 06 Nov 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Bill Crider <macavityabc@...> wrote:
    > The end of the library.
    > http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/11/06/library
    > Bill Crider

    Thanks much, Bill. Just what kind of magical thinking is in effect here? In a world where growing some potatoes is the main consideration, advanced technologists and cutting-edge academics will not have much room, or respect, probably.

    Do these people even know how much energy is used to run the Internet? It amuses me (but only for a second or two) that people imagine that the future is going to be like the present but "much more better"...

    Don't they teach history these days?



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