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Embedded in the carpet of the new Gungahlin Public Library in Canberra, Australia.
Google never shushed me.
@Ian Boothby. Clearly another failing of Google, then.
Warms a comic loving, book reading librarian’s heart. And in one of New Zealand’s bigger states ( Australians may laugh at this)
I read it the first time as “Libertarian” instead of “Librarian” and got angry. Ah Monday.
And this comment is just one of the things that makes Neil Gaiman a rock star in the minds of most librarians (at least those of us who love comics).
A libertarian would tell you that the free market will eventually determine which one of those answers is correct and if it doesn’t it’s because of government interference.
I’m suprised a library would have that carpet created without correcting the comma splice.
That quote has a comma splice.
I just googled comma splice
Aside from the needing a semi-colon and not a comma, surely a librarian doesn’t simply give you the right answer, but shows you how to find it yourself, no?
Google never threw me out while for not wearing pants while looking at *those* pictures.
Well said, indeed. If you have not already read, This Book is Overdue, How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson, you must. It is an entertaining call to arms.
A really nice quote. The right answer will be the best.
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