Fake Fireplace

Instead of real books, our library now has this fake fireplace:

I understand the idea of reading in front of a fireplace. It’s one of my favorite pursuits. But in order to read in front of a fireplace, you need books. And books were destroyed to make place for the fake fireplace. Not surprisingly, there are no people congregating in front of it even though its finals week and the library is very populated.

What kind of a bleating idiot thinks that our students need more screens in their lives?

5 thoughts on “Fake Fireplace

  1. “What kind of a bleating idiot thinks that our students need more screens in their lives? ”

    I’d say it’s more about letting them know that screens are (or should be) everywhere all the time and to feel anxious if one isn’t around…

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    1. –and that the screen version is preferable to the real thing. It sort of reinforces the lack of books: why have the physical paper thing, when you can read it on your phone? The modern library is to libraries what Farmville is to farms…

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