Monday, September 19, 2022

The Antilibrary


The insight - no surprise - is at The Hammock Papers.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

I respectfully disagree. In fact, a library with a large volume of leather and paper books that look beautiful in a room with high, wooden, shelving, and musty old chairs, with tufted leather seats are are more about the owner than anything else. Yes, a large volume of unread books can be a deep reservoir of knowledge that the user can mine to answer any question. But, the millions of books accessible with a search engine that reside in the cloud are much better suited to the purpose of answering questions that the user doesn't have an answer for. And, as an added bonus, you can hold all of that wonderful knowledge in the palm of your hand.

Michael Wade said...

But a Kindle doesn't nudge you when you walk into a room. It doesn't "raise an eyebrow" when you select a book next to it.

Michael