You need to cut holes so you can see -- I should have mentioned that. Be
sure to wear sunglasses to confound remote retinal scanners...
On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I tried a paper bag, but it was very hard to find books.
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 4:34 PM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]>
> > On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 3:02 PM, Jason Bengtson <[log in to unmask]
> > wrote:
> > > ...
> > >
> > > Generally speaking, I think surveillance is wretched stuff. But there
> > is a
> > > point at which the hand wringing becomes a bit much. I agree with Jon
> > > that, while things are at a critical point, the technologies of
> > > and anonymity will inevitable improve. In fact, the cruddy state of
> > things
> > > has been adding momentum to that progress...
> > >
> > And there are always the tried and tested technologies that have been
> > around for ages. For example, if users wore paper bags over their heads,
> > would protect their anonymity and afford some privacy while they used
> > resources in the library -- particularly when they need assistance.
> > Anonymous checkout privileges secured with a bitcoin deposit could
> > accountability.
> > As things stand, many if not most library staff know all kinds of things
> > about their users. The paper bag solution (actually another material
> > be chosen to make it safer for smokers) is a major step towards
> > this privacy and service issue. ;-)
> Cary Gordon
> The Cherry Hill Company