First 100% digital public library... Isn't it sad that in this nation, THIS was not done years and years ago by the Library of Congress and that every book published could not be found there, for the continuation of knowledge and the good of the people. I'm sure a fair and equatable system of compensation to those that worked and authored, edited and contributed to the works could have been found, leaving out the dead wood publishing companies that have long held knowledge for ransom.
Last week, a gentleman who has long fought to wrestle knowledge away from those that "OWN" it and put it into the hands of people like you and I perished. Mr. Aaron Swartz HANGED himself rather than face further persecution by "the Government" and face decades in prison for the simple crime of bringing knowledge, not derived by the "owners"... they only profiteered from other's work, to the public.
Sadly, it is YOUR Tax Dollars that support institutions like MIT and our "Justice Department" that persecuted this noble man to death. I long ago stopped paying my tax money for this. I will not finance the death of good people. I will not finance the MURDER of Patriots like Mr. Swartz. I will not finance a government of corrupt people who only work to further themselves.
Funny over the years I was a big supporter of MIT, it was a place of education, where minds were taught to think. It became only a business... out to make money, no matter what the cost. I can never support it again, and I hope others follow suit.
In honor of Mr. Aaron Swartz, an AmeriCan Patriot.
"when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government." - The U.S. Declaration of Independence
Re: First 100% digital public library... Dramatize much?
Regarding the article, this effort seems extremely limited. I question the efficiency.
said by The Verge :I understand the cost of acquiring content, but why are physical facilities required? Why continue dumping money into existing libraries? Why not work together at the national (world?) level and create the library accessible by anyone, anywhere, anytime, as you suggest?
Wolff says this system won't be a replacement for the County's City library system, but an enhancement to it. They plan to save money by using buildings which are already owned by Bexar County, and have estimated that beginning costs are around $250,000 to secure the first 10,000 titles for the library.