The Library in the New Age
New York Review of Books / Robert Darnton
27-May-2008 (3 comments)

Information is exploding so furiously around us and information technology is changing at such bewildering speed that we face a fundamental problem: How to orient ourselves in the new landscape? What, for example, will become of research libraries in the face of technological marvels such as Google?

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It used to be a social place

by Alborzi (not verified) on

All the gorgeous girls would show up at 11:00 at the
concessions place, it was an event not to be missed by young Persians. Unfortunately my kids do not experience the real personal dates at the library. Their world is more virtual and chat rooms. I think its a step down.


what's next?

by IRANdokht on

I do miss going to a library and looking for reference books, bringing a bunch at the table and thumbing through them... but it seems like I had more time back then. I have barely enough time to do online research now.

what's next? downloading the info into people's brains! lol kinda like Johnny Pneumonic movie, using the brain cells as data storage.

I bet that's what happens next after Digital, it'd be organic technology.





by Abarmard on

I wonder if there is anything after the digital world?