Friday, January 28, 2005

Amazin'

As I might have mentioned I'm a librarian - actually I maintain (and even sometimes get to design) websites for Christchurch City Libraries. Anyway, librarians have a different take on the internet, and their place in it from most people. All this is prologue to this interesting quote that I came across in last month's Wired magazine from Jeff Bezos of Amazon "We not only help readers find books, we also help books find readers" Why is this interesting you ask? Well I think that its interesting because that's exactly what librarians often think that they do. The problem for my colleagues is that (in my opinion) Amazon does it better.

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