Cushing Academy administrators, a prep school near Boston, took a courageous decision and decided that the 144 year old school, at this point of time, doesn’t really need a library. Instead, they will buy 18 e-readers to replace the 20,000 books they currently have at school.
I personally believe that such a move is a reasonable consequence of where the world is heading to today. It is as simple as this: We no longer need libraries! This is something that may be hard for us to admit as libraries have always been respected for being the place to save and share humanity’s heritage of information. Us, human beings, have utmost respect to knowledge, and to places that we perceive to be its home. But then again, we have reached a point of time where our knowledge moved from library books to online servers. The Internet took us by storm, and changed the way we consume information.