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bobstro
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Re: Author says Libraries "have had their day."

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flyingtoastr wrote:

ZOMG we should be novel writing buddies.

 

I'm sure you're already a novel writer, FT. :smileyhappy:

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Re: Author says Libraries "have had their day."

That is far too cryptic for me to figure out in my current drug-addled state. >.>

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Building the mental landscape - into a library

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On the subject of the need for physical buildings, in this case libraries (or BN stores if you prefer):

 

 

Going out - into the world, you need a roof over your bodies, while you explore. The future generations will go further in - finding the world there. The need for concrete buildings will diminish, or serve as a place to explore that inner landscape. Future business' that flourish, will allow people to explore their inner landscape, through image-ination, rather than walking the physical isle.

 

Where will you work, what will you do? Where will you go? haha. Future generations will find it less interesting to go anywhere. As everything will come to them. Maps will be rewritten, as the land will become mobile, and you stationary. Instead ofcourse of you moving through it.

 

Do not worry, you can never lose your identity, librarians, BN clerks, you will always have a playground to build castle's, just not out of the earth, as you know it now.

 

Contact with your peers will be more intimate, and expression truthful, you are all doing the readywork now, through social media and the like, you are learning to play nice, with your ideas, rather than speech. You see, you do not need a mouth. So you will see the error of your thought, clearly, and with less danger of say, hurting the physical body by exploring outside yourself.

 

If you dont get this, then you dont have ears to hear it ! It's not meant for you.

It's a small world afterall except when your far away.
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Re: Building the mental landscape - into a library

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Or not. Online is not everything. Do you really want to read about the adventures somebody had online? I haven't stuck many facebook status updates on my fridge.

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Re: Building the mental landscape - into a library


bobstro wrote:

Or not. Online is not everything. Do you really want to read about the adventures somebody had online? I haven't stuck many facebook status updates on my fridge.


Thanks for that video Bob. I watched it. :smileyhappy:

It's a small world afterall except when your far away.
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Not following the logic

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First:  Welcome back, Keri  :smileyvery-happy:

 

Second:  As far as libraries not carrying self pubbed; I'm not sure about the Fargo Library, but both the West Fargo and Minot Public Libraries have a section on 'regional interests' that typically have local authors that paid to have a few books made up at one of the local professional print shops.  These are usually about some local history aspect as opposed to general fiction though.

 

Third:  While libraries are changing, I doubt they will cease to exist as physical places.  They may be becoming less like archives and more like Starbucks, but I think they will still end up a place for people to go to entertain and educate themselves.  I could see them evolving into a place to meet with people and discuss things.

 

And finally:  PlanetGreen, half the time I wonder what drugs you're taking when you post.  Seriously, sometimes I have to read what you wrote three of four times before I can determine if your post is supposed to be on topic or just some stream of consciousness rambling.

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Re: Building the mental landscape - into a library


PlanetGreen wrote:


On the subject of the need for physical buildings, in this case libraries (or BN stores if you prefer):

 

 

Going out - into the world, you need a roof over your bodies, while you explore. The future generations will go further in - finding the world there. The need for concrete buildings will diminish, or serve as a place to explore that inner landscape. Future business' that flourish, will allow people to explore their inner landscape, through image-ination, rather than walking the physical isle.

 

Where will you work, what will you do? Where will you go? haha. Future generations will find it less interesting to go anywhere. As everything will come to them. Maps will be rewritten, as the land will become mobile, and you stationary. Instead ofcourse of you moving through it.

 

Do not worry, you can never lose your identity, librarians, BN clerks, you will always have a playground to build castle's, just not out of the earth, as you know it now.

 

Contact with your peers will be more intimate, and expression truthful, you are all doing the readywork now, through social media and the like, you are learning to play nice, with your ideas, rather than speech. You see, you do not need a mouth. So you will see the error of your thought, clearly, and with less danger of say, hurting the physical body by exploring outside yourself.

 

If you dont get this, then you dont have ears to hear it ! It's not meant for you.


Dude, put down the pipe or absinthe or mushrooms or whatever it is you're ingesting.  Trying to make sense of what you're writing is worse than trying to understand "Jabberwocky".

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Re: Building the mental landscape - into a library

supermodel smith typed "you do not need a mouth.  So you will see the error of your thought, clearly, and with less danger of say" -- or of eat, for that matter.  

 

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no thanks all the same.

 

 

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Re: Building the mental landscape - into a library

Is the British writer a capitalist or a socialist?

 

He seems (at least to me) to be both...

 

 

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Re: Building the mental landscape - into a library

abrahamm wrote:

Is the British writer a capitalist or a socialist?

 

I'm leaning more towards just plain greedy.