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The Importance of Analog
School finds closing library unwise
by Karl Bode 04:31PM Monday Jun 13 2005
One New Zealand High School thought it might be a good idea to close the high school library, and instead change it into a cyber-cafe. Two years later finds the cyber-cafe unbuilt, the revamped library being re-opened, and the new principal admitting that books were important, after all. New Zealand's Stuff via Fark.

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one_bored_si

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The importance of common sense.

Duh, what happens when the lights go out.

koitsu
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Re: The importance of common sense.

I'm still amazed this happened in NEW ZEALAND and not somewhere in the United States. I'm more baffled by that, to be honest...
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inteller
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what?

I thought everyone in New Zealand got a tourism job dressing up as hobbits....they actually need books down there? But LOTR is on DVD now!

rit56

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books

I saw a movie once, can't remember the name of it. The film takes place in the future, obviously. They build a super computer and put all the information known to man on it, all of it. There are no written documents of any sort left on Earth. At some point the computer, which you can communicate with like a person decides to not let anyone see anything of earths history for a 300 year period. Nothing, blank.... It just decided to not allow people have information. Sci-fi man.... The movie was basically how the computer developes it's own intelligence and decides to not let people see what it doesn't feel like releasing.

aztecnology
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Re: books

What happened after the 300 year period?

Do you know the title of the movie?

Pz_

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Brownsburg, IN
It sounds like the computer just picked a time period that it didn't think that mankind needed to remember. (like the Holocaust) Or a part of time that would remind them that it is a bad idea to let one person/computer control history. (self preservation)

Man, that does sound like a great story. Do try and think of the title.

mystery194
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Interesting. One of my favorite books was the Ray Bradbury story `Fahrenheit 451.' There was a movie... however it was a story without aliens.
When books are outlawed only outlaws will have books.
almost sounds like that book Anthem

anonymus

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still not learning from nasdaq

anyone remember nasdaq internet bubble on 2000?? ...

GercekSeytan
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Either or Or

Why was the decision taken to go either or? What's the rational? Is every student in New Zealand connected?
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thumbs647

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Re: Either or Or

Yes, I would hazard a guess that most NZ homes have internet capable PCs. (we actually have 2!)
More to the issue is that the former principal left under questionable circumstances last year amid anecdotal reports from former (and present) teachers suggesting she was a very dictatorial principal.

John Galt
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Re: Either or Or

said by thumbs647:

...suggesting she was a very dictatorial principal.
She was probably recalled to a conclave of the NWO (New World Order).

Did you see any black helicopters?

EDIT: I forgot the


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thumbs647

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Re: Either or Or

No black helicopters but plenty of black media vans!

GercekSeytan
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said by thumbs647:

Yes, I would hazard a guess that most NZ homes have internet capable PCs. (we actually have 2!)
More to the issue is that the former principal left under questionable circumstances last year amid anecdotal reports from former (and present) teachers suggesting she was a very dictatorial principal.
Ah, management by "my way or the highway". Another thought: was she personally involved in choosing the contractors?
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Topmounter
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Without books, where would we hide our joints?

In this day and age, I still own many more books than I do computers.

RyanG1
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Re: Either or Or

said by Topmounter:

Without books, where would we hide our joints?

In this day and age, I still own many more books than I do computers.
i take that as a confession..... confession of the possession!
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Desdinova
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As do I and I've yet to have a book crash or go blue screen on me. Then again, I've never gotten a papercut from a laptop...*grin*