E-books need infrastructure

fallowsJames Fallows, one of my favorite writers, has lived in Japan and China for long periods of time. He writes now for the Atlantic from Washington D.C. In this article he advocates a need for funds for digital libraries. As funds in the US dry up for social projects such as libraries, Fallows advocates the idea that someone like Warren Buffett or Bill Gates act as a modern-day Andrew Carnegie, who, 100 years ago, used his wealth for good in many areas. Thomas Jefferson knew that the library is the center of any education. So do many others. We need a public digital library in English, and many other languages, along with an academic library of research that is freely dissem


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