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Comments on First Bookless Public Library?
'No longer was it possible to browse among shelves, to weigh volumes in hand, to feel their heft, the promise of ponderous reading.'- Stanislaw Lem, 1961. (Read the complete story)

"I'm also wondering if their new bookless library will also feature robot librarians - like Stanislaw Lem's sales robots in their bookless bookstores:
'The robot that served me was itself an encyclopedia, in that - as it told me - it was linked directly, through electronic catalogs, to templates of every book on earth.'

"
(Bill Christensen 1/14/2013 4:24:15 PM)

"More importantly, will the robot glide up to noisy patrons, put a fingerlike appendage to its lips and say "SHHHHHH...." ?"
( 1/17/2013 9:58:24 AM)

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