Sarah Hartman-Caverly MS(LIS), MSIS

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Thought Experiments

"The library and privacy of analog"

Posted by smhartman on September 26, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Beautiful advice to share with students and other human beings:

"Relish the pure privacy of paying cash for a book that’s utterly immune to a zero percent battery. The only trace of your financial transaction will fade just as the scent of burning incense on your shirt will in the wash. Big brother won’t erase or alter the text in your sleep or track your reading progress. No digital rights management software will prevent you from lending as you see fit. Jeff Bezos won’t follow you to Wal-Mart, making misguided recommendations for similar books.

And if you throw the book away, you’re a monster. But a monster with peace of mind that once that poor paperback arrives at the pulper, it’s really gone and not logged in a cache."

Arthur “A.J.” Boston, "The library and privacy of analog."  Read more via The Murray State News.

Categories: Intellectual freedom, Privacy, Technoskepticism

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