#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 2nd, 2013 23:04
#2 By: jake0748, August 2nd, 2013 23:13
Yes. Turn Walmarts into libraries. Who woulda thunk it? Very nice. Great that they have "acoustically isolated" rooms for teens. Back in my day, my buddies and I were asked to remove ourselves to the "soundproof room". I guess some things don't change.
#3 By: Benjamin Brown, August 2nd, 2013 23:35
Nice to see Texas do something right for a change.
#4 By: technogeek, August 3rd, 2013 00:25
Like like like! More libraries are always a good thing.
Our main library put in a teen room in the basement. Very 70's, odd carpeted shapes; I still like that style. It actually made a good performance space too, for theater-in-the-simple-closed-curve....
#5 By: Sasha_Shepherd, August 3rd, 2013 00:30
Some things are just so beautiful as to make you cry.
#6 By: SedanChair, August 3rd, 2013 00:37
Now turn every Starbucks into an anarchist infoshop.
#7 By: Ryjkyj, August 3rd, 2013 01:03
Compared to Walmart, Starbucks is a magnanimous ruler showering its subjects in gold.
This story begs the question though, how does one kill a Walmart?
#8 By: retepslluerb, August 3rd, 2013 01:28
From what I've gathered: by not giving it tax breaks.
#9 By: Paul Sampson, August 3rd, 2013 01:37
Starvation. But, like the headless cockroach, it takes a while.
#10 By: Juan Rudametkin, August 3rd, 2013 03:16
Wouldn't it be positive to fill the country with libraries, large community centers, gymnasiums and the like?
In the process, you'd would be excising a malignant tumor. One can dream...
#11 By: Michael Strack, August 3rd, 2013 03:28
Why are the architects not credited by BoingBoing - as any other work would be?
#12 By: Daemonworks, August 3rd, 2013 06:32
Vorpal sword would probably do the trick.
#13 By: snig, August 3rd, 2013 07:00
Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle
The journalism here is sometimes in keeping with the maker DIY approach. This one's on me, but next is all you.
Edit: You did have a good point, but no reason for you to not credit them.
#14 By: Tennyson Barlowe, August 3rd, 2013 07:24
#15 By: snig, August 3rd, 2013 07:29
People sometimes get busy and miss a story, including Cory. Everyone else commenting on it was curious enough to read, and either didn't read or remember it earlier. I'm not sure why repeating a story that bears repeating is a problem.
#16 By: Tennyson Barlowe, August 3rd, 2013 07:34
#17 By: snig, August 3rd, 2013 07:36
Fill out the appropriate forms and the moderator will give you a refund.
#18 By: Tennyson Barlowe, August 3rd, 2013 07:45
You don't think that the fact that a publisher posted the same story more than a year ago shoud be noted? Please.
#19 By: snig, August 3rd, 2013 09:10
So you're suggesting every time a publication mentions a topic, they should cite all previous mentions? This would mean every time facets of Justin Beiber's relationship with his monkey was explored, the newspaper would be filled with nothing but a list of citations. Every time Fox News mentions Obama being a Muslim, the site would crash. It's not a science journal.
#20 By: Tennyson Barlowe, August 3rd, 2013 09:42
You are not making an argument.
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