Wednesday, March 10, 2010

books and a small library

After you watch this short video,
you might want to read this article -


tony said...

Oh Dear! It Looks Far Too Complicated! It Will Never Catch On!

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.M.,
The story was interesting and the video...funny!
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

layers said...

the video is funny-- I fear that in 50 years kids won't know what a book is-- with Kindle and computers and audio books and so on... I refuse to get any of those-- love my books too much

Anil P said...

The video would be amusing if it was not scary for what the future might portend. I doubt if we will get there, and think die hard book lovers will resist the digitisation of everything.

Increasingly technology seems to help isolate the individual from the community he / she belongs to, nothwithstanding the virtual connections.

I thought the red phone box was a great idea, very heart warming to see the queue outside the phone box.

ArtSparker said...

Heh, good point.

Coffee Messiah said...

tony: The time consumed by people watching tv, I sometimes wonder.

dd: Thanks for stopping by.

layers: There's nothing like a real book, especially the older ones with leather covers and real bindings that hold up.

anil p: Yes, the more society separates people, the less likely to interact, to be sure. There will always be those outside the box who do both.

artS: Thanks.

Tom said...

love this. hope it catches on big time.

Coffee Messiah said...

tom: Funny, I just heard a story this morning about some colleges not producing yearbooks anymore. The dominoes are starting to fall ; (

Sam Juliano said...

Michael, those pictures of the 'new libraries' around the UK there are really priceless, and I've linked these to my colleague Allan, who lives in Kendal. This has been a tough week for me, but all is well now, and I regret coming to this very special post this late. I got a quick out of the 'Quiet please' sign too, but some of the respondants are quite right to cite community spirit.

The video almost reminded me of a comical "NAME OF THE ROSE." Ha!

Coffee Messiah said...

sam: Oh yes, NOR for sure. With $$$ being tight around the states, we may have to do this too, one day. There's already a group called Book Crossing that has people exchanging books around the world.