I Don't Think You've Lost a Brain Cell
I don't think he fails in building a case for this . . . he just makes it hard to follow.
2.) I read Bridget's comments on technology shortly after finishing the book. I think that he is taking a very narrow approach to discussing technology and his vision of the library. So much of his arguments are based on the premise of technology or information as being something that is consumed. In other words, that library patrons in the new public philosophy are no longer considered citizens -- rather consumers. I think that the vision should reflect what the capabilities of new technologies afford patrons and see them not only as consumers -- but also as producers. It is not a one-way stream and this seems like a terrible oversight on Buschman's part. Any vision of the library in an IT dominated future needs to account for the idea of patrons as both.