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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Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and occasional scholar who also writes about how women gain and wield power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a research associate of the Fairbank Center at Harvard, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and founder of the Train Campaign. She was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, Read Karen’s occasional dispatches from the frontlines of international publishing at Karen's Letter on Substack, and follow her on Twitter etc @karenchristenze.
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