“Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading, and Daydreaming” by Neil Gaiman

“I worry that here in the 21st century people misunderstand what libraries are and the purpose of them. If you perceive a library as a words mattershelf of books, it may seem antiquated or outdated in a world in which most, but not all, books in print exist digitally. But that is to miss the point fundamentally.

I think it has to do with nature of information. Information has value, and the right information has enormous value. For all of human history, we have lived in a time of information scarcity, and having the needed information was always important, and always worth something.” – Neil Gaiman

Read more in the The Guardian’s “Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming”

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