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“Libraries, especially public libraries, exist inorder to balance the inequality of informationaccess due to economic or other pressures. Nosingle average member of the public can affordto purchase all of the potential information theymay want to access, and so libraries distributethat ﬁnancial burden across the public as awhole, acting both as collective buyer for theircommunity and as access point.”
“When your old world is collapsing andeverything is changing at a furious pitch,to start announcing your preferences forold values is not the act of a seriousperson.It is frivolous, fatuous...
...If you were to knock on the door of one ofthese critics and say “Sir, there are ﬂamesleaping out of your roof, your house isburning,” under these conditions he wouldthen say to you, “That’s a very interestingpoint of view. Personally, I couldn’t disagreewith you more.”...
...That’s all these critics are saying. Theirhouse is burning and they’re saying, “Don’tyou have any sense of values, simplytelling people about ﬁre when you shouldbe thinking about the serious content, thenoble works of the mind?”Value is irrelevant.”
“...some of the most signiﬁcant aspects ofthe new medium are yet to be recognized.Guessing: There may not be hypertextsequels so much as the instantiation ofnew windows on the "reality" of the story.Group participation both during initialconstruction and in expanding theongoing reality may be one of the moststriking features of the art form.”
“I believe hypertext ﬁction will ultimately be an entirely new art form, as different from novels as motion pictures are from oil paintings.”
“The movement of information atapproximately the speed of light hasbecome by far the largest industry of theworld. The consumption of thisinformation has become correspondinglythe largest consumer function in theworld...
...The globe has become on one hand acommunity of learning, and at the sametime...the globe has become a tiny village.Patterns of human association based onslower media have become overnight notonly irrelevant and obsolete, but a threat tocontinued existence and to sanity.”
Douglas Adams said...1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
Douglas Adams said...1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re ﬁfteen and thirty-ﬁve is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
Douglas Adams said...1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re ﬁfteen and thirty-ﬁve is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-ﬁve is against the natural order of things.
If I’d askedthem what theywanted, they’dhave said afaster horse. - Henry Ford
The best way to predict the future is to create it. -Peter Drucker
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