The New and Not Improved Library

Well the swearing switch is once again in the on position….

When I was at University we had this thing called a “library” where you put all the books, once you were in the University you could read and borrow any book.

In the new electronic world we have an on-line learning environment where you can only read things if someone has given you permission and they generally haven’t. This appears to be an attempt not to confuse students, who increasingly seem to be treated like frightened rabbits.

You can also track who is reading your stuff and when they are reading it, though I make a point of not doing this.

Progress? I think not.

This is a culture which actively discourages exploration and inquisitiveness and is why when I get a moment all my stuff is going back on the general internet.


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