No, definitely don’t think so!
Yes, we have gadget that connected us to the world, let us read books and magazine online, even download them, it let us know our location and how to get to another place. Yes, it can let us endulge in some games, facetime, chatting in groups, share photos and video. Let us feel connected to others… and yet sometimes it is the other way round. Do you really think that you ARE connected!?? Do you really think that you know each and every one of your facebook contact? Do you?
Well, my concern is the existence of books, of library. Will books be disappearing from this Earth? I really don’t think so..
I personally would prefer to hold a book on my hand, even though I can’t make the font bigger. Especially magazine, I still prefer hardcopy magazine. Say that I’m old fashion, I don’t care.
And the existence of library? Yes, they will surely be there. How else can anyone just walk into a place and get hold of information just like that when they don’t have the gadget themselves? Yes, from the library!
I like what is being mentioned in this message by Mr. Wong.
“libraries have become the informal community meeting place where people of all races and beliefs come to seek personal and professional development, meet friends, do some personal quiet self study and so on.” – Wong Vui Yin
It could be a jamming place for the youngsters? Why not? A DJ training place? A music room? The idea is endless.
I do look forward to my online video time using my phone. But if you ask me if the library will not exist in the future, no, definitely NOT!
Happy reading you all!