On Oct 30, 2010, at 10:50 AM, Peter Schlumpf wrote:

> And you are correct in pointing out that the natural response of librarians 
> to a problem is to seek consensus in a self-absorbed way.  Form committees 
> and all that nonsense which never goes anywhere.  They are happy enough going 
> around in circles, like the Nowhere Man making all his nowhere plans for 
> nobody.

The above certainly does seem to jive with my experience. Going around in 
circles. Endless consensus. Librarianship could use a bit more democracy and/or 
science to their (our) method. At the same time I agree that "E V E R Y T H I N 
G ! ! !" is wrong with the profession creating our own language.

EL Morgano

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