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“A Parable of Disconnectedness”

Atlantic Magazine columnist James Fallows highlights a piece by Glenna Hall, a blogger who lives in Washington State.  Ms. Hall writes of her experience when the small town she lives in loses it’s cell phone and Internet service. Gone. Cable cut.  She writes of the effective scramble/struggle people have finding their way online, and how this leads many of them to…and you’ll see why I highlight this essay…the public library!  One of Halls arguments here is that libraries continue to serve a considerable population of what once upon a time were called “digital have-nots.”  That is, people who do not have access to networked information technologies on their own account, and for this access rely on libraries…

~ by pdoty on November 11, 2013.

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