Library technology

One of the convenient features of our local library here in Roanoke is its web page, where you can search the card catalog for the book you want. Another feature is the ability to renew books online. Kathryn logged into their web page tonight to try this out. She obtained her library card very recently, so we haven’t built up much history with them yet. One of the first items we checked out was the DVD “Capturing the Friedmans”, an acclaimed documentary about the destruction of an upper middle class Jewish family by the father and one of sons being accused of many counts of child molestation.

So,, the library web page tries to be clever and comes up with a list of “Kathryn’s favorite subjects.” At the very top of the list is “Children in pornography.”

Great; now we’re probably in a database somewhere.

I love it when computers do our thinking for us!

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