Monday, May 3, 2010

No Computers, No Patrons?

Libraries have experienced a surge of activity since they commonly acquired computers. With the advent of the iPad and other portable devices, some people wonder if anyone will come to the library anymore. The idea is that some libraries are thinking of getting rid of the desktops and loaning out iPads and netbooks to students wanting to use computers in the library. I'm not seeing this as a big concern yet. Lots of places can barely afford the rickety old desktops, much less netbooks and the like. And desktops don't fit handily inside bookbags. That's why they call them desktops and not stealmes.


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