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Whether you are looking to find a copy of the Suze Ormon’s 9 Steps to Financial Freedom or The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, if a reading disability or handicap has prevented you from visiting your local library or bookstore, that is all changing. The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/details/texts) is scanning and making available at no cost, over 1000 books per day, in a wide variety of subject areas.

Each summer kids across the country ditch the classroom for a summer-long recess. I remember spending most of my summers at camp in Maine, about as far away from the classroom as possible. But it was also a different time. We didn’t have laptops, the Internet or mobile phones.

A decade and a half ago, while I was studying at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, I noticed that the school was slowing adding more and more computers to its libraries – and slowly encroaching on the stacks. Fast forward 15 years and the erosion of book shelves in favor of more computers is commonplace across colleges and libraries alike.