children accessing porn; adults turning off filterware

Mark Wilden Mark at
Tue Jul 8 13:44:14 EDT 1997

> From: Burt, David <DBurt at>
>  So why doesn't your local public library provide "Hustler" for your
> son?

Because Hustler costs money, which could be spent on more useful material. Libraries can't acquire
every publication. They _can_ "acquire" the entire World Wide Web. In fact, it costs money _not_

>  A connection to the Internet does not mean the library has "acquired the Internet"

Why not? In what sense pertinent to this discussion (accessibility) do libraries not "have" every
page on the Web the instant they install the right hardware and software?

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