[rescue] Do you remember when? Security software.....

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Fri Aug 15 14:39:39 CDT 2003

On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Shannon wrote:

> I hate how they keep "improving" them, making them brighter and more
> "cheerful".

Think "Steelcase".  That's Fondren. :)

Yeah, the ground floor reception and reading areas are carpet with comfy
chairs and swank lighting, but the stacks are tile floors with steel
shelves, and steelcase chairs and desks along the walls.  If you're a
bookworm at all, it's Heaven.  That and they kept -old- stuff.  Nothing
like reading processor design docs and conference lectures from the
1970s to give you some perspective.

> The libraries I always loved to haunt were the dark and quiet ones, with
> high wooden shelves crammed with books.

Damn straight.  You have to be able to hear yourself think and
concentrate.  I don't go to libraries to be entertained (at least, not
in the happy-fuzzy sense).  I go there to do brain push-ups.

> This "bookstore" style crap they keep building now sucks.


Jonathan Patschke   )  "We're Texans.  We figure out ways to do these
Elgin, TX          (    things..."                    --Bill Bradford

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