On Oct 30, 2010, at 10:50 AM, Peter Schlumpf wrote:
> And you are correct in pointing out that the natural response of librarians to a problem is to seek consensus in a self-absorbed way. Form committees and all that nonsense which never goes anywhere. They are happy enough going around in circles, like the Nowhere Man making all his nowhere plans for nobody.
The above certainly does seem to jive with my experience. Going around in circles. Endless consensus. Librarianship could use a bit more democracy and/or science to their (our) method. At the same time I agree that "E V E R Y T H I N G ! ! !" is wrong with the profession creating our own language.