"Slate magazine has published a very nice slideshow titled "Borrowed Time" about the past and future of libraries. On the final slide it refers to the Extinction Timeline created by What's Next and Future Exploration Network, where we had put 2019 for the extinction of libraries."
My take on Slate's 9 image slide show is that it focuses far too much on form and function (aka buildings and design) and NOT at all on interaction and impact. But fortunately the lack of engaging images --I wanna see people, programs and the community in library photos, not buildings and interiors -- doesn't stop the author from concluding on the final slide that libraries still hold a tremendous amount of value in the way of community and "human contact."
View the slide show here: Borrowed Time
Note: The forward buttons are found at the bottom of the screen and only appear after the 20 sec ad.
What are your thoughts?