After all this serious talk about the future of automation systems, I thought I would lighten the load with a little humor.
This was another take-away from my trip to Google that I did not mention in my more formal report. It’s a picture from the restroom stall at Google. Now, I work at a state institution where we consider a toilet paper holder still attached to the wall quite a luxury. But this blows away (ahem) all the talk of free food, ping-pong, and jeans at work.
What does it say about us when the toilets of a search-engine giant are even more high-tech than some of libraries’ search-and-retrieval technology?
[This post originally appeared as part of American Libraries’ Hectic Pace Blog and is archived here.]