Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Thing 15 Web 2.0
I do agree that public libraries have to adapt to new technology with the aim of helping the public. And there are good things out there ---Library Thing, Technorati..etc---that will help anyone organize, 'simplify' or enrich our lives. On the other hand there could be no better joy for me than to read a book, leaf through the pages and journey with the characters as they tell us their stories through the printed words. Libraries are not just repositories of books or dens of computers but community centers where people interact to discuss ideas, share books and exchange life experiences. Our lives are not going to be better because it is 'faster' but because it is lived.