Cory Doctorow on “Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste”

In a guest post on the Raincoast Books blog, Cory Doctorow writes persuasively about the role public libraries can (and do) play in encouraging information and technological literacy, and how this overlaps with the hackspace movement:

People who say that it’s dumb to turn libraries into book-lined Internet cafes are right … Damn right libraries shouldn’t be book-lined Internet cafes. They should be book-lined, computer-filled information-dojos where communities come together to teach each other black-belt information literacy, where initiates work alongside noviates to show them how to master the tools of the networked age from the bare metal up.

Libraries could do far worse advocate than having Cory Doctorow for an advocate. Read the rest of the article on

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