I think Albannach is on to something
deprecated's book idea
, but i don't think we
even need libraries. Since everyone has some space for books
we could instead leverage the capabilities of this site to
construct a Virtual Distributed Library.
Perlmonks successfully facilitates human relationships,
people get to know and (insert verb here) each other. Each
lender can be their own librarian, choosing who they will
lend what to under which circumstances.
Anyone who offers or needs books could construct a list on
their homenode using some keyword or phrase. Using
Super Search to search homenodes (by checking the users
box) one could quickly locate monks who offer or desire
books. Then either group would know who to /msg with an
offer or request.
Some sell, others just give them away. He puts a "From the
library of:" sticker inside, and stamps them with return
due dates. She makes chain books by signing inside the
cover with a little note asking that it be signed and
passed on when sufficiently absorbed.
Super searches that come to mind resemble "books-needed
learning perl" and "books-offered mastering expressions".