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Books, libraries, and technology in 25 quotes that never get outdated
It’s hard to imagine evolution of books and libraries without technology. These quotes define this challenge very well.
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.
Feel free to share the images and spread the word. The digital age doesn’t mark the end of a book, because “a good book has no ending.”
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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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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