The $100 laptop closer to reality

Anthony Gabrielson agabriel at
Thu Sep 29 11:59:08 EDT 2005

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005, Gordon Marx wrote:

> On 29/09/05, Anthony Gabrielson <agabriel at> wrote:
> > Since you only asked for one:
> >
> But it's not like the inherent "librariness" is gone...the books are
> still there. It's not like something is replacing it. Maybe I didn't
> understand your initial point.

Thats exactly what they are saying: "The fact is, there will be no more 
books to restock."

They are turning the library into a social gathering place.  The article 
even goes on to say that people are greiving over the loss of the library 
and renaming it an academic center as a result.  They say that if an 
undergrad needs access to a set of books that will be provided by the he 
particular dept they are in; but there is no general undergrad library at 
that university.

My orginal statement was that with advent of universities doing away with 
libraries this, sub 100 laptop for everyone, seems logical.  Also the 
google library project seems to feed this well.


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