recommendations for public webstation printers

Michael Gonsalves mgonsalv at
Wed Mar 6 13:52:59 EST 1996


I think your suggestion is a very practical one, but I'm concerned about 
the impact it would have on the "have-nots."  We are all too familiar 
with the disparity between the "haves" and the "have-nots" when it comes 
to income and wealth. A similar disparity may (does/will?) exist with 
respect to information.  The library already is a great equalizer in the 
realm of printed information.  I think it should serve the same role for 
electronic information.

For the sake of those who do not have their own computers and printers, 
we should provide printers for our internet stations, with nominal fees 
to cover supplies.  But I really like your idea of encouraging people to 
read things on-line, too.

Mike Gonsalves
mgonsalv at or
mgonsalv at

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