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wondering
wondering
22 Apr 2013 15:54

On the news a 4 year old is addicted to a i pad ..

Books soon will not be wanted, not to mention libraries!

Has the world gone upside down...and

.....would you buy one of these? >>

 

 

Lynne
Lynne
22 Apr 2013 16:12

Well I certainly wouldn't expect parents to poo poo the idea of buying one.

Is it something we should all be getting our knickers in a twist about?

New technology eh? Seems it's driving you potty Wondering.

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leatash
leatash
22 Apr 2013 16:53

All my kids have Kindle Fire HDs and read a number of books each week, books as i knew them neatly stacked in order of size on a shelf are a thing of the past.

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Lynne
Lynne
22 Apr 2013 17:00

That's what UKIP supporters like apparently - the past. And I know that's true cos I read it in a newspaper yesterday.  

(Oh dear I'm being political again. Wonder if Wondering will think I'm taking the p?)

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neilh
neilh
22 Apr 2013 18:51

I'm forecasting that books will largely disappear within next 20 years.  Kindles, Kobos, Nexus etc are all so much more convenient.  Why have shelves full of dusty books which may never be read again when you can have access to an on-line library at any time.  Devon libraries are going on-line so you can already "borrow" e-books without having to visit library, just browse on-line.

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Joannecly
Joannecly
22 Apr 2013 21:12

I agree with neilh, but think it'll be much sooner than 20 yrs. There will still be special libraries, like local studies and subscription libraries. But public libraries are changing, books are becoming a smaller part of the job and computer skills are becoming a larger part. As a librarian, I trained as an information specialist, but now we have Google, not many people information specialists. Ironic really as Google was designed by librarians!

 

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ken
ken
22 Apr 2013 21:52

And on an eviromental reason why cut down forests to print books that just sit on a shelf. 

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