Friday, February 10, 2006

Ranganathan Revised

Sure, you know about Ranganathan's Laws:
Books are for use.
Every reader his book.
Every book its reader.
Save the time of the reader.
The Library is a growing organism.

But we all agree that these are old fashioned now that we're in the brave new electronic age. But the great thing about Ranganathan's laws is that they are absolutely morally and intellectually neutral, which is why we librarians praise them so much. It saves us from having to think or use our moral reason. So, here they are revised for the brave new world we live in:

Pornography is for use.
Every pervert his (or her) porn site.
Every porn site its pervert.
Save the time of the pervert.
The Librarian is a growing organism.

I'm just doing a public service here.

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