The technology is changing books and the way we read and learn. It’s also affecting the role of institutions playing a crucial role in education and learning.
Should we be afraid of technology? No. But we should use it very carefully, and not let it overwhelm us. As Christian Lous Lange once remarked: “technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.”
The worst thing to happen would be to keep books in a form invented by Gutenberg 600 years ago, while everything else is changing at the speed of the Internet connection.
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Books, libraries and technology in 25 image quotes
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators
No two persons ever read the same book.
If we encounter a man of rare intelect we should ask him what books he reads.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
In a good book the best is between the lines.
I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
–William Lyon Phelps
A good book has no ending.
An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.
The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff.
I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague.
Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
–Henri Frederic Amiel
My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.
Libraries are the future of reading.
The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.
The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.
Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.
–Christian Lous Lange
This is why I loved technology: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy.
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