doctorow at August 2nd, 2013 23:04 — #1
jake0748 at August 2nd, 2013 23:13 — #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 at August 2nd, 2013 23:35 — #3
Nice to see Texas do something right for a change.
technogeekagain at August 3rd, 2013 00:25 — #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 at August 3rd, 2013 00:30 — #5
Some things are just so beautiful as to make you cry.
sedanchair at August 3rd, 2013 00:37 — #6
Now turn every Starbucks into an anarchist infoshop.
ryjkyj at August 3rd, 2013 01:03 — #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 at August 3rd, 2013 01:28 — #8
From what I've gathered: by not giving it tax breaks.
lemoutan at August 3rd, 2013 01:37 — #9
Starvation. But, like the headless cockroach, it takes a while.
niktemadur at August 3rd, 2013 03:16 — #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 at August 3rd, 2013 03:28 — #11
Why are the architects not credited by BoingBoing - as any other work would be?
daemonworks at August 3rd, 2013 06:32 — #12
Vorpal sword would probably do the trick.
snig at August 3rd, 2013 07:00 — #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 at August 3rd, 2013 07:24 — #14
snig at August 3rd, 2013 07:29 — #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 at August 3rd, 2013 07:34 — #16
snig at August 3rd, 2013 07:36 — #17
Fill out the appropriate forms and the moderator will give you a refund.
tennysonbarlowe at August 3rd, 2013 07:45 — #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 at August 3rd, 2013 09:10 — #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 at August 3rd, 2013 09:42 — #20
You are not making an argument.
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