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dailydot:

What the ‘death of the library’ means for the future of books
Forbes contributor Tim Worstall wants us to close public libraries and buy everyone an Amazon Kindle with an unlimited subscription. “Why wouldn’t we simply junk the physical libraries and purchase an Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription for the entire country?” he asks.
Why are libraries so important? If the Kindle can provide immeasurable books at a fraction of the cost, why not simply turn to this option?
Because those predicting the demise of public libraries aren’t reading closely enough.

dailydot:

What the ‘death of the library’ means for the future of books

Forbes contributor Tim Worstall wants us to close public libraries and buy everyone an Amazon Kindle with an unlimited subscription. “Why wouldn’t we simply junk the physical libraries and purchase an Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription for the entire country?” he asks.

Why are libraries so important? If the Kindle can provide immeasurable books at a fraction of the cost, why not simply turn to this option?

Because those predicting the demise of public libraries aren’t reading closely enough.

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Reblogged from The Daily Dot