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Librarian Nerds Rule!

Letter today in the New York Times (thanks to Ted Cuzillo):

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   To the Editor:

            

             I love Maureen Dowd’s characterization of the wonkish National Archive

             data collectors as the new “macho heroes” of Washington (“A Vice

             President Without Borders, Bordering on Lunacy,” column, June 24). That

             they refuse to be bullied and cowed by Dick Cheney should surprise no

             one.

            

             Remember, it was librarians who led the way in defending citizens’

             privacy rights when the government wanted to get into the business of

             monitoring the books we read. Nerd power is becoming positively sexy!

            

             Deborah Camp 

             Memphis, June 26, 2007

 

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  1. nyomythus wrote:

    The feds have always abridged liberties in time of war, any responsible government would and should, and historically to greater extent. Impeding the tools for the feds to protect us is no defense of western liberalism, and it is a slap in the face to our fellow citizens. Don’t be surprised why the general public has such disdain for our profession and academia in general.

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