Friday, September 4, 2009

I Just Wasn't Made for These Times

From today's Boston Globe:

"Cushing Academy has all the hallmarks of a New England prep school, with one exception.

This year, after having amassed a collection of more than 20,000 books, officials at the pristine campus about 90 minutes west of Boston have decided the 144-year-old school no longer needs a traditional library. The academy’s administrators have decided to discard all their books and have given away half of what stocked their sprawling stacks - the classics, novels, poetry, biographies, tomes on every subject from the humanities to the sciences. The future, they believe, is digital."

Link to full article.

6 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Shoot me now.

Brendan P. Myers said...

I'll save you a bullet.

Jeremy Kelly said...

S*!t. So the rumors are true.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Brave New World, indeed.

Horror Girl said...

i don't understand this need to be digital. not books. no. no no no no no.

and another no.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Had a conversation with someone recently about the demise of newspapers. I asked, "What am I gonna read in the bagel shop?" His reply was I'd be reading on my Kindle or my smartphone.

So lemme see . . . $300 for the device, $50 bucks a month for wireless access . . .

I'll just read the free real estate circulars, thanks very much.