Saturday, January 13, 2018

A good example of...

"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

...why there are no longer young men and women knocking on your door selling encyclopedias to help pay their way through college.

Google feature of the day, 1/13/2018:

We don't need no stinkin' encyclopedias.

7 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

cause everything is on the web and think of all the dead trees!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I don't know how we survived without the internet before.

Ol'Buzzard said...

We had less availability of knowledge; but also less availability of mind junk
the Ol'Buzzard

jadedj said...

To all - I didn't mean to imply that it is a bad thing. To the contrary. I love the fact that I can find out, almost instantly, anything I want to know about...anything. I will say, I do miss the smell of my old set of Collier's from back yonder, though.

Patricia said...

There will always be a place for books, at least for me. But the biggest section at the library now are audiobooks. I remember Collier's, I guess I am showing my age. Lol

jadedj said...

Patricia - I read both, electronic and paper. I still have my library card...and I still use it. We had Collier's and they were good, but a compromise...we couldn't afford Britanica.

JACKIESUE said...

I remember my daddy getting my kids the encyclopedia britannica and every year getting an update book for the year...I think thom still has it.