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The inventor of the Web and public libraries

Here’s a great quote, and a fascinating discussion about censorship and inacurracy in Wikipedia, from a lengthy comment by Lloyd Coles our very own Good Library Blog:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s genius is not confined to, or prejudiced by, computer technology. In a 2005 interview with BBC Television, he made a statement which shows his opinion of the reach of the internet as an informational resource.

“Even the clearest, cleverest and most comprehensive website cannot hope to equal the wealth of information contained in a good reference book. The internet is most definitely not a substitute for a well-stocked public library”.

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