doctorow — 2013-08-02T23:04:00-04:00 — #1
jake0748 — 2013-08-02T23:13:38-04:00 — #2
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.
bbfreak — 2013-08-02T23:35:13-04:00 — #3
Nice to see Texas do something right for a change.
technogeekagain — 2013-08-03T00:25:38-04:00 — #4
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....
sasha_shepherd — 2013-08-03T00:30:13-04:00 — #5
Some things are just so beautiful as to make you cry.
sedanchair — 2013-08-03T00:37:07-04:00 — #6
Now turn every Starbucks into an anarchist infoshop.
ryjkyj — 2013-08-03T01:03:39-04:00 — #7
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?
retepslluerb — 2013-08-03T01:28:18-04:00 — #8
From what I've gathered: by not giving it tax breaks.
lemoutan — 2013-08-03T01:37:22-04:00 — #9
Starvation. But, like the headless cockroach, it takes a while.
niktemadur — 2013-08-03T03:16:27-04:00 — #10
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...
alpacaman — 2013-08-03T03:28:29-04:00 — #11
Why are the architects not credited by BoingBoing - as any other work would be?
daemonworks — 2013-08-03T06:32:37-04:00 — #12
Vorpal sword would probably do the trick.
snig — 2013-08-03T07:00:11-04:00 — #13
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.
tennysonbarlowe — 2013-08-03T07:24:00-04:00 — #14
snig — 2013-08-03T07:29:19-04:00 — #15
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.
tennysonbarlowe — 2013-08-03T07:34:58-04:00 — #16
snig — 2013-08-03T07:36:24-04:00 — #17
Fill out the appropriate forms and the moderator will give you a refund.
tennysonbarlowe — 2013-08-03T07:45:04-04:00 — #18
You don't think that the fact that a publisher posted the same story more than a year ago shoud be noted? Please.
snig — 2013-08-03T09:10:01-04:00 — #19
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.
tennysonbarlowe — 2013-08-03T09:42:18-04:00 — #20
You are not making an argument.
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