Making Fun of the NYT

October 14, 2009

It’s a time-honored tradition! Because they’re so snooty! Here goes, from an article about e-books:

For now, the advent of e-book borrowing has not threatened physical libraries by siphoning away visitors because the recession has driven so many new users seeking free resources through library doors. And in some cases, few library patrons seem to know that e-book collections even exist.

In the Brooklyn Public Library system recently, eight people were waiting for three digital copies of “The Lost Symbol,” Dan Brown’s follow-up to “The Da Vinci Code,” while 715 people were waiting for 526 print copies.

So, which waiting list has the shorter expected wait time?

I still owe the BPL $9 in late fees. And I owe the Vienna libraries roughly 18 Euro.

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