Letter from San Francisco: The Internet Bookmobile

“A newspaper reporter questioned the practicality of the Internet bookmobile. Wouldn’t it be better to print materially more cheaply at a central location and then distribute them normally through book stores, online sales, or libraries? … The bookmobile reminded me of an itinerant vegetable cart which is a now a rarity in the United States. Because Kahle is especially interested in providing materials for young people, perhaps it could be likened to an truck that roams a neighborhood selling frozen bars of ice cream, except the books are freely distributed.” Steve CislerLetter from San Francisco: The Internet BookmobileFirst Monday)