[Bell Historians] Books. was Half-pull Ringing

Alan Ellis alan_ellis at zMO2fSo0chbLvqa7tYs1dAUBneXXDtykFMCR0-jtHGTPWVuZMOAeOZ7u5Wq1hWiFBFbiQObiHXQq4Fxmig.yahoo.invalid
Fri Nov 16 16:49:13 GMT 2007

Hello Rod et al,

Thank goodness that I and many others believe that the written word and 
books will never be dead.  And not just because Sue and Margaret C. are 
  librarians.  I'm even more convinced that books will live on after 
having had a recent tour of The Bodleian library.

Paper manufacturing may well be an environmental nightmare in some 
respects, but then so is the manufacture of computers and the generation 
of electricity.  There is far more toxic waste created from the 
manufucture of computers than pulp.

Computers have a greater effect on one's eyesight than reading a book 
and books do not cause carpel tunnel.

What will happen when we run out of electricity?   (Hopefully never)  or 
when the power has to be turned off to ration it (as will probably 
happen)?  Then how do we access all that electronic data?

They are both sources of history, data and prose.  They complement each 

Best wishes


Bickerton, Roderic K (SELEX) (UK) wrote:

> There should still be a few antiquarians and others who will still have
> an interest in the touch of real paper, well into the next decade, but
> paper will have go because it is an environmental disaster.
> Think how much carbon pollution would be saved if all those millions of
> tones of the stuff did not exist.
> No worry for Librarians, many are more IT personnel than anything else
> all ready.
> On 16/11/2007, Chris Pickford <c.j.pickford.t21 at dzyEUA-pVQ2r3SAmtnIc74ipv9E3ir_a3twQi0FJw00XURHyEfYDIJPayAOIweJk0GyZ-CTlls5HVoF39g3xw0Y--1Cmlw.yahoo.invalid 
> <mailto:c.j.pickford.t21%40btinternet.com>
> <mailto:c.j.pickford.t21%40btinternet.com> > wrote:
>  > Do sometimes wonder if the end of the book is coming faster than we
> think!
>  >
>  > CP
> Not before I retire I hope!
> Sue Marsden
> (School Librarian!)
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