Anyways, the real part of that article that caught my eye was this little tidbit:
Dimond Library is a public library, and staff members said there are no filters on any computers because open access to all information is considered vitally important to the mission of research and education. Users can look at legal pornography on the library's computers, which can trigger complaints, staffers said."We tend to ask the person who complains about it to move to a different computer or area of the library," Vellucci said.Users can look at legal pornography on the library's computers. I had no idea that it was okay to watch porn at the library, not that I would or anything. Just out of curiosity, what class enables legal pornography to be educational? Because I may have to enroll in "Making Babies" asap. And I love how the librarians just ask the complainer to move. Imagine trying to study for Organic Chem and the person next to you is taking notes while watching hardcore (and legal of course) pornography. I don't care who you are, but that would be a slight distraction to anyone. I understand that for some sociology or psych course or something there could be a paper on pornography, but I think that might be some research best saved for the privacy of your own room. With the shades down. And the door locked. And headphones. It is nice that the library allows that if it really is educational, but it would be a little awkward to say the least. I mean who would want to do that research in the common computer section of the library anyways?
Also, pedophiles suck.
Stay classy, not UMassy.