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As a law librarian I have growing concern over our idealistic rush to implement Web 2.0 in libraries as well as the Google-ization of legal research. This blog explores the ramifications for research and historical memory when we embrace electronic data at the expense of print. David, the editor of GuyMontag.org is the Boston librarian for an international law firm.
Guy Montag is the central character in Ray Bradbury's classic novel Fahrenheit 451. He is a California fireman who begins to question why he burns books for a living. Montag eventually rejects his authoritarian culture to join a community of individuals who memorize entire books so they will endure until society once again is willing to read."