Sunday, January 8, 2017
The conspiracy at the library
If you are familiar with how public libraries operate, you know that they must constantly weed their shelves of books to create space for new books. The old book are sometimes sold to library patrons as cheap used books, donated to charity or simply hauled to the dump. Libraries generally get rid of books that haven't been checked out.
Two library staffers at the East Lake County Library in Florida created a fake patron who checked out books that the two staffers wanted to save.
Via Tyler Cowen, who remarks, "Data falsification will be one of the biggest stories of the next five years."
This brings up a point that I've tried to raise before. If you want Robert Anton Wilson's books to be available at the library to be discovered by new readers, borrow them!