Saturday, May 13, 2017
Yesterday I put forward a little lexicon of updated political terms, a la The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. Today it occurred to me that library terms have updated to new meanings every bit as much as political ones, so why not take a stab at those. But before I do I thought it might be nice to start off with a real Devil's Dictionary definition by Ambrose Bierce himself:
To take the thought or style of another writer one has never, never read.
And with that thought, we're off!
A community center for the purpose of building up one's immunity to diseases.
A disposable reminder of the number one needs to access various online services.
The person one uses to google things when one is too tired to type.
A private room in which to eat crunchy snacks.
An attempt to prolong the illusion that one will read a book.
A way to get in line for a popular book one will have lost all interest in reading by the time it arrives.
An item recently voted as one of the top 500 things to get at a library.