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If you’ve ever wondered why libraries are necessary

… first of all, you’re silly. But second: read this wonderful letter by Mary A. Dempsey, the Chicago Public Library Commissioner, calling out the many stupidities of a FOX News story asking why we still need those tax-greedy libraries now that we have this handy series of tubes called the internet.

The post also has one of the most heartening and non-keyboard-mash-y comment threads I’ve read in a while. The best one is by a Patrick F.:

Does anyone else find the [sic] after ‘Wifi’ to be as hilariously pathetic as I do? It just gives me the image of the Fox crew, after getting destroyed by this response, saying “Well… but… you didn’t put the hyphen in Wi-Fi! Take that!”
Quite.

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