I like to think that I’m okay with change. But when I see beautiful libraries full of books, I can’t even imagine the idea that they might one day disappear. I can’t even fathom an acceptable modern replacement for libraries, books and reading. I don’t want to.
I do, however, take comfort in this: many old libraries are preserved, still. Some remain primarily as the domain of historians or academics. But, there are still beautiful old libraries in the world. Like this one.
Someone like me will one day think that modern libraries with workstations and e-reader plug ins are beautiful and evocative by their standards. Do you think?
Because I can’t imagine it.