Critical Linking: February 16, 2013

“Librarians are generally very conscientious and careful folks,” Mr. Butler said. “A legal threat can be extraordinarily powerful.”

Trust the librarian over the publisher every time.

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Having ready access to books is just as important as a superfast broadband connection, and an inability or reluctance to read isolates you just as surely as a poor internet connection.

There’s a whole generation that thinks being without an internet connection is the worst thing in the world. That’s because they’ve not lived in a world without books.

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Unfortunately, fictional hypocrites can also serve as “role models” providing real-life hypocrites with “tips” for achieving hypocritical perfection. Who said literature isn’t educational?

So maybe not all lessons found in books are worth learning.

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