The Unclassifiable Library Remix

Monday, March 05, 2012

Sacrificing Our Privacy at the Electronic Altar

Should we sacrifice privacy for convenience? Just because information is in a non-print format should that have to induce us to give up our right to privacy?

"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."

Edward P. Morgan

Does this haven dissipate just because one enters the digital realm?

"I really believe that we don't have to make a trade-off between security and privacy. I think technology gives us the ability to have both."

John Poindexter

I don't believe that we must sacrifice one for the other. In some cases, one should be able to have one's cake and eat it too.

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