Something that I found interesting about Buildings, Books, and Bytes was that it was written in 1997 and I was in the 18-24 age range at that time. I found some of the things that this age group were saying outrageous. I hadn't paid taxes yet at that age and I wonder how many of the other people in that age range really knew ANYTHING about what they were talking about. They weren't income producing taxing paying people yet and I don't know how accurate their poll responses could possibly be.
One thing that I don't understand at all -- how can librarians be freaking out about bookstores taking over while at the same time lamenting the death of the book? I really don't see how you can have it both ways. Is this the crisis culture that Buschman was talking about?