August 11, 2012

Virtuality and the Library

“What in the world are vibration levelers?” He asked the librarian. “I don’t know sir, but we can look it up.” She responded with a smile. He hated toe library and everything that it now stood for. Years ago it had been about real books. Books that you held in your hand.

Today it was all technology and books were now a virtual thing. Nothing to hold in your hands. No paper. None of the musty smell that he’d grown to love. He didn’t want the librarian to look it up in the virtual world. He wanted the card catalog. He wanted the book in his hands, but he knew that wasn’t going to happen. He knew he was going to have to change that.