When you buy a book, you can borrow it to anyone you want. This judge says libraries can’t. Why not?
There’s just something immersive and mystical about reading a book, is there no end to the possibilities we can imagine? Sometimes we look forwards to how the next great idea will seep into our work and we imagine that anything is possible, even if it’s within the pages of a book.
But let’s be honest. No one is thatharmed by a book. Anyone who knows anything aboutrift know that books can be use in many different ways. A book can be a tool to help us learn about the people, things, and things that are mentioned in the book. A book can also be a source of information and evidence. And it can be used as a tool of propaganda.
That’s why, when you buy a book, you can borrow it to anyone you want. This judge says that because books can be used in public life, they should be used before as well as after the fact. This is an important decision, because it shows that we value public life and want to be sure that books can be used as they should be used- in the good and the bad.
So when you buy a book, make sure to consider the implications of using it before the end. You may not want to use it all at once, and you may not want to be known as the person who bought it for. Why not gift it to someone else, use it in another life, or use it as a tool for protesting?