Why our future depends on libraries.

An absolutely brilliant lecture by one of my favourite writers, delivered to The Reading Agency earlier in October. You can read an edited version here.

One thing that it reinforces for me the is link between imagination and creativity. If creative problem solving is going to remain important, then everything that we do to foster imagination is important.

Another is that when you have a glut of information, you need guides to help you find what you need. Simply making something available, while important, isn’t sufficient.

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