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Much knowledge is still sealed in books, away from the internet

When we search for something in Google, and there are no results; we tend to think that if it’s not in Google, then it doesn’t exist. An example:

A fascinating twitter account pulls quotes from various articles by the famous (and dead) art critic Clement Greenberg. Reading these abbreviated quotes are fascinating little nuggets. Often they lead to more questions. @Clem_Greenberg tweeted:

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In a side note, I

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The ease of information flow leads us into a place of the very point you identified. We think that if Google (or whatever other Search engine used) doesn’t display it, it doesn’t exist. This is a sure fallacy, and yet it troubles me how many people content themselves to limit their searching out of a matter to the shallows of Google. I wonder what long-term effects such limited “search-window-tunnel-vision” will have on people….Thank God for libraries and books, sweet books.

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Good points, bodacious75. Grocery shopping can be a simile for reading books. I’m gonna make a blog post about that next week. It’ll talk about the tangibility of books.

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