Wednesday, 9 December 2009

'knowledge is porridge' - the thick of it

HERE is the Department of Culture, Media and Sport's new review of public libraries, presented in a format based on the Institute for the Future of the Book's CommentPress, and featuring an article by me!

Rachel Cooke wrote in the Guardian, "The document has a title so hilariously nebulous, not even the writers of The Thick of It could improve on it. "Empower, Inform, Enrich" – sounds like a scented candle"

I was involved in the DCMS consultation process much earlier on, then sent in my piece on a vision of the Unlibrary of the Future when I heard they had commissioned articles. It didn't cross my mind that it would actually be published. so when I was invited to the launch as an author, I assumed it was an administrative error. Imagine my surprise...

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