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(that's Texan for "you go girl!")
> Francis Poole, Associate Librarian
> University of Delaware Library
> It amazes me that the President of ALA would support the
> boycotting of the world's most powerful communications medium.
> all people, should support freeaccess to information in all its
> that be for entertainment,education or enrichment. Instead we are
> slip back into the tiresome and fruitless attitude of those who
> medium to be superior to another instead of considering video and
> complementary. ALA was suckered into a transparently absurd
> should have been decried rather than given tacit approval.
> What next...an Internet-Free week? A Comic book-Free week?
> As a parent who tries to monitor what my children watch, I know
there are a
> multitude of worthwhile programs available on cable. The Discovery
> A&E, Learning Channel, History Channel, C-Span, SCOLA, etc...
> The ALA President should review the role of all Librarians in
> to information in whatever form instead of engaging in dumb PR
stunts that are
> divisive and ultimately frivolous.
> How about addressing the Y2K problem or the coming fusion of digital
> Hey, I'm going to watch the Comedy Channel tonight. Screw ALA.
Why doesn't ALA deal with the "corporate welfare" issue of HDTV which makes all our equipment and video collections useless in just a few years. Talk about a budget buster!