Library Porn

Here is an impressive collections of photos from amazing libraries around the world. I’ve only been to a few of them, sadly. Gotta make a point of getting to more of them (particularly the ones in Germany).

BTW, I can recommend visiting libraries while travelling. Most have free internet connections, for starters. But you also get to see great buildings, and many have interesting exhibits and even museums.

What’s the online equivalent? Will anything we create now in the digital world still be around in 50 years? 25? 5? We were pondering this recently while standing in front of the 2000 year-old amphitheater in Nimes: the thing isn’t just still standing, it’s in use. We just don’t build things for longevity anymore or have long term thinking as a whole.

Maybe people will be showing pictures of places on Second Life to future generations and saying, “Wow, they really knew how to build things back then.”

About Jim Kalbach

Head of Customer Success at MURAL

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