Quote of the day

Oct 02 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

Lawrence Clark Powell was a librarian and author. He was friends with M.F.K. Fisher, a very interesting person in her own right, and Henry Miller and John Steinbeck.

“We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed; it is the same as it has always been, since Callimachus administered the great library in Alexandrea.

This may not always be true.

Depending on how you parse the following, it may or may not be true (whether it is about rising to greatness or maintaining it).

No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.

Mr. Powell died before the internet became a thing.

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