So some guy created a bit of an uproar when he wrote about the impending obsolescence of the library. One post I saw on my tumblr page had a great response. It also provided a reason for, like … everything. Well, at least a great majority of things that have been going on politically for the past couple of years.
It is overwhelmingly affluent white men who argue that because they do not use something, it has no value for anyone. Libraries. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Affordable health care. It’s the same argument.
Am I right? How perfect of an explanation is that?!
To read the whole thing click here.
Jenny Calendar: Honestly, what is it about them that bothers you so much?
Giles: The smell.
Jenny Calendar: Computers don’t smell, Rupert.
Giles: I know. Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower, or a-a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell musty and-and-and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is a – it, uh, it has no-no texture, no-no context. It’s-it’s there and then it’s gone. If it’s to last, then-then the getting of knowledge should be, uh, tangible, it should be, um, smelly.
This post was prompted by a story I saw noting that Borders will close its final 31 bookstores over the weekend. L
Read the full story here.
September 25−October 2, 2010
Of the “50 Banned Books That Everyone Should Read“, I’ve only read 22. That’s less than half.
However, due to my varied tastes I’ve read a few others that some have considered controversial, for whatever reason. That’s not why I read them; they just sparked my interest. Or, in the case of William Faulkner, it was required.
What banned or controversial works have you read? Let me know in the comments section.