Thinking about Taiga

I am not now, never have been, and never will be a director, AUL or AD at a major academic library–but I pay a fair amount of attention to what they’re talking about, at least indirectly.

I’d read some of the Taiga statements and found them, well, a little extreme. But for various reasons (self-preservation, laziness, inarticulateness), Ive never commented on them.

John Dupuis, braver and more articulate than I am, has posted a commentary that has a Daily Show feel to it: It’s amusing–but also makes a lot of serious points, and makes them well.

Go read it.

I may yet do something on Taiga in a future C&I–or maybe I don’t need to, with colleagues like Dupuis out there.

2 Responses to “Thinking about Taiga”

  1. John Dupuis Says:

    Thanks, Walt. It’s easy to be brave when you have tenure, which of course is the whole point. And if I ever get to same level of articulateness as you, that will be a happy day.

    And thanks for the Daily Show comparison. High praise indeed! Although, I’m not sure I could have done it any other way.

  2. walt Says:

    Ah, John, you don’t need to worry about articulateness. Right now, I’m feeling about as articulate as a salamander, but on my best days I don’t think I outdo you. (Househunting can do that to you–the “articulate as a salamander” part.) I’ve never found your writing to be lacking…


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