Saturday, March 5, 2011

Disappearing Libraries and Book Stores

Lately funding for libraries has been drastically cut throughout the United States. I worry that the free books and the libraries will disappear. Without free books, only the well-to-do will have access to knowledge. That's a scary thing.

It started with the kindle. Somehow they convinced people to buy an electronic device to read digital books. I admit there is place for such as a device, like downloading several books on one unit to read on vacation, rather then schlepping around a bunch of books. But for me, I'm not interested in purchasing every book I read, so the library is sacrosanct to me.

What do you think? Do you care if the library ceases to exist?

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