First U.S. Bookless Public Library to Look Like an Apple Store

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nickp - January 14, 2013 at 11:07pm
new era for Bookless Public Library
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chris - January 14, 2013 at 1:30pm
Looks too dense for me. And need place for BYOD!
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Billy Bob - January 14, 2013 at 9:34am
Oh dear ... I see a lawsuit coming ... I think apple have the patent for a room with tables and chairs featuring the ability to use a user input device (namely a computer) to access information.
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Roshan - January 14, 2013 at 3:20am
Sure people might say "who reads these days?" but there are professional field where studying is required. Also people like to gain knowledge and not rely on google / internet for everything. The more knowledge you have the more creative you can get. Steve Jobs took technology already created and combined them together. Used it in a way that wasn't intended yet fluid. Library is not just about books it's about creative and informative collection of ideas under one place. It targets a very selective group of people and if you are not that group you will not understand or care. It's more then a place you were forced to go during elementary school. I think this is a wonderful way to upgrade the library system.
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Bobby - January 14, 2013 at 12:09am
It's for people who don't have a device or the Internet. Or who don't know how to find book titles online for free. Or as a place to get away. To focus. I'd say it would make a lot of sense if a Starbucks were included inside.
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Tunger - January 13, 2013 at 11:27pm
I'm going with stupid - sort of. Yes, a bookless library is indeed the future and its certain time to investigate how we get there as a supplement to standard libraries. However, isn't the beauty of the concept that it is digital and thereby eliminates the need for a brick and mortar facility? That's the real benefit - municipalities save a lot of capital expense and residents get much greater convenience and access to resources paid for by their tax dollars. The concept of a brick and mortar digital library makes no sense whatsoever from a technological perspective, cost-benefit perspective, etc.
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onmy4s - January 13, 2013 at 11:26pm
It is the future, very soon we will not be using paper anyhow, save the world. Gr8 idea
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Diablo - January 13, 2013 at 11:24pm
Who goes to library these days? Those days are gone where people read books they ar so much to do these days .. Play Xbox live or my ps3 play with my iPads or Apple TV watch all the newest movies .no one cares about a library . Unless they will offer free buffet ir Starbucks at now charge and free pussy!!
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Whoreallycares - January 14, 2013 at 1:30am
You must be illiterate or lack of vocabularies with lots of broken grammars in your writings and I bet you wouldn't be able to write up more than two pages of essay on top of your head, which is painfully filled with an instant visual fantasies that you've been exposed from the games or something similar thing that you do with electronic devices. I could also see that you have unsounded type of handwritings that could almost impossible to read... It is really sad for me to see that this digital age ruins such a victim for yourself, I guess it is more of your choice no matter what this new technology has been changed lots of people in these days, but I guess it is completely your choice to be the victim. Getting information on web page sure is powerful and on demand, but it reduces the chances of being in one specific page longer period of time, which also leads users to pay attention to one information to another, in further that trait births out ADHD for those people, who's been relying on information on the web page for a long period of time. Our brain perceives and tracks things what we see, what we touch, but this digital information only gives us one option that is only what we can see that leaves out the second the most important aspects when it comes to our brain stores such information longer period of time..
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Pod2g - January 13, 2013 at 11:19pm
So, why do you have to go in there? To borrow books or to read?
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ChingChong - January 13, 2013 at 11:18pm
IT's a great idea.... it's the future. Adapt or you will be left behind
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