Isaac Asimov on the Internet (1989)

The library is a clumsy tool. One must go there, borrowing is limited to a few volumes, and books must be returned in a short time. Clearly the solution is to move libraries into the home. Just as record players brought home the concert hall and television brought home the movie theater, the computer can bring home the public library. Tomorrow’s technochildren will have a ready means of sating their curiosity.

Asimov, I. (1991). ‘Future Fantastic,’ first appeared in Special Reports magazine (spring 1989), in Robot Visions, New York: Penguin Books.


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