Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dark web

"I think there might be something wrong with your library's Internet." A patron lets me know.

"Hmm." I reply. "Seems fine here." I note, gesturing to my own computer. "Are you still logged in?"


"Let's go take a look."

So we walk out together to his computer. He gets the screen up and says "I'm trying to go to 'Very-dangerous-websites-you-should-only-go-to-if-you're-anonymous-and-at-a-library, dot com', but it keeps taking me to 'Clerkmanifesto dot com' instead."

"Really?" I asked, surprised.

He showed me and it was true.

"Well, you know clerkmanifesto dot com is a very, very, deeply dangerous website." I said.

"Um, it doesn't look dangerous." He replied skeptically.

"Deadly." I intoned gravely. "Bill Gates refuses to even say the term 'clerkmanifesto' out loud."

"I read one of the things on it and it didn't seem particularly dangerous." He was still unconvinced.

"One of the posts? On clerkmanifesto? All the way through?" I asked.

He nodded.

So I hugged him.



  1. i read every one of these i see all the way through, even sent one to my sister, (an aspiring librarian). can i have a hug too?


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