This post is unusual for Walt at Random in several ways:
- I’m mostly just recommending another post–this one. I don’t have much more to say here (I did comment on the post, and may comment on it later). I rarely do straight “recommendations.”
- The post is on a blog I don’t link to all that often, The Shifted Librarian.
- I am not criticizing, making fun of, or otherwise hassling Jenny Levine. I think this is a good post (and a good conversation following).
Go read it.
And for a whole lot more on technology and balance, consider buying a copy of Balanced Libraries: Thoughts on Continuity and Change. (This has been a small commercial. But even if you don’t buy the book, go read Jenny’s post.)