Magazine article American Libraries

Thus Said: How the World Sees Us

Magazine article American Libraries

Thus Said: How the World Sees Us

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"The ultimate goal is to have a computer that has the kind of semantic knowledge that a reference librarian has." CRAIG SILVERSTEIN, Google's director of technology, in the article "All Eyes on Google," Newsweek, March 29.

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"In Milan, Miuccia Prada took pencil skirts and interspersed them with shirtwaist-style dresses on models who, in either outfit, brought to mind a naughty librarian who perhaps moonlights in a house of domination." Fashion writer GUY TREBAY in a critics'-choice column on fall fashion trends, New York Times, March 16.

"They are not coming to a visit to go to the library. Be realistic. They're coming to a campus to find out if this is where they want to spend the next four years." DON McPHERSON, executive director of Adelphi University's Sports Leadership Institute, testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the possibility of restricting high school athletes to on-campus activities during college and university visits, Associated Press, March 11.

"We should keep a careful eye out to make sure the Patriot Act isn't abused, just as we should keep a careful eye on everything the federal government does. But many librarians are stressing out over nothing. Next time, they should do a little research before they get worked up over a sensible reform." EDWIN J. FEULNER, president of the Heritage Foundation, in a column "Checking Out the Patriot Act," Townhall.com, February 12.

"The only knitting group I could find before was called the Windy City Knitting Guild, and they meet in a library. I'm sure they're great women but they weren't really the people I wanted to hang out with." Chicago-based Web designer BRENDA JANISH on the renewed trend of knitting clubs, Newsweek, January 26. …

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