Who needs librarians when everyone has Google?
Who needs public-access com­puters when everyone’s got asmartphone?
While we’re at it, who needs libraries at all? E-books will take care of all that pesky bricks and mortar.
Facile to the point of bordering on clinical idiocy, yes, but they’re all notions I’ve heard this week in the wake of the Chignec­to- Central regional school board threat to cut 41 librarians and the federal government’s decision to de-fund Community Access Program computer sites country­wide.
But if everyone’s connected, how do the feds account for the million-plus hours booked at Nova Scotia’s 209 CAP sites last year?