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Offline TromboneAl

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Library Books by DroneWTF?
« on: July 21, 2020, 11:07:32 am »
I saw this news story last night, talking about delivering library books by drone:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=930862824100520

I felt as if I were on another planet--a planet on which eBooks didn't exist. There was no mention of ebooks or of how much easier it would have been for a kid to download a book to his/her phone. Ironically, the book the kid gets is available in my online library.

Can someone explain why anyone would consider disinfecting one book, packing it up, putting it on a drone, and dropping it off, then having to get it back, instead of emailing an eBook? I get that some people prefer the "feel" of paper books, but kids usually prefer tablets
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 08:20:17 am by TromboneAl »
 
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