Dr. Blaise Cronin (the name sounds like the nom de plume of an agent provocateur), author of a justly ridiculed and narrow-minded critique of blogging, has re-appeared just in time for the Summer Solstice. [here and here]
This man is an island. And he has lost the perspective that come from spending too much time in an ivory tower in Indiana. Pamphleteers and Gutenberg began this revolution. Apparently, in Dr. Cronin’s view, the only valid word is the word on paper.
Dr. Cronin: if that is the case, I will be happy to discuss the dismantling your library’s computer system so that you can move back to index cards in those sexy wooden shelving units which became all the rage a few years back when those systems were phased out.
Libraries are repositories of information in all its forms. For my generation, books are great, but they often slow down the process of learning as much as we can as quickly as we can, so that we can keep our jobs.
Or has the benefit of tenure made you complacent and snobbish at the same time.
PS: Thanks for visiting my blog — your personal computer at has a distinct hostname.