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.
Nice to see Texas do something right for a change.
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…
Some things are just so beautiful as to make you cry.
Now turn every Starbucks into an anarchist infoshop.
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?
From what I’ve gathered: by not giving it tax breaks.
Starvation. But, like the headless cockroach, it takes a while.
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…
Why are the architects not credited by BoingBoing - as any other work would be?
Vorpal sword would probably do the trick.
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.
This is crap. Don’t you read your own site? http://boingboing.net/2012/07/05/walmart-closes-community-buil.html
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.
Fill out the appropriate forms and the moderator will give you a refund.
You don’t think that the fact that a publisher posted the same story more than a year ago shoud be noted? Please.
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.
You are not making an argument.