[free-sklyarov] AAP press release

Ilya Volynets ilya at theIlya.com
Mon Dec 17 21:05:04 PST 2001

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On Monday 17 December 2001 08:26 pm, you wrote:
> begin Ilya Volynets quotation of Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 08:14:14PM -0800:
> > On Monday 17 December 2001 07:54 pm, Don Marti wrote:
> > > Your members are sure making it easy to boycott them:
> > > http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/16/books/16BOOK.html
> >
> > It looks like entertainment companies are doing everything
> > in their power to kill book-reading market in US.
> > Number of people in here that enjoy reading is already
> > surprisingly low (that's my personal impression, I don't
> > have numbers).
> Why buy a cow when you can get milk for free? Public libraries are
> expanding in the US.  Infiltrate and politicize your local Friends
> of the Library today!
Yeah, right. Show me library near-by with books in russian or ukrainian...
Though, *these* books are not part of complaint: they are usually available
for rather low prices in some specific stores.

There is another argument for being able to buy a book, as opposed to getting
one from library (or buying rights-stripped ebook): some people like puting
remarks on margins. This is important, but often overlooked part of reading

I'm in no way arguing against libraries. It is just that home-libraries are
important part of reading culture. 
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