Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages

Kate sent home with Susan the Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages which had come in for the book sale and the question was, should this go in the collection. My initial reaction was, no, if you want to go on the internet, go on the internet. Then I noticed that it was from 1999 I figured its way too old - six internet years are like six dog years. But then, as I discussed it with Susan I began to change my thinking. For someone who hasn't spent a lot of time on the internet, it could be a good introduction: a book to sit down with and see some of the stuff that's available. As to 1999, I decided to put it to the test. I chose ten random urls from the book. I decided that if seven or more were still active I would recommend that we put it in the collection.

This is how it went:
Exactly 7 good links. In addition, there is an associated web site which looks like a good place for a family to start exploring the web.

So my recommendation is that it go in the collection.

Now the question is, should it go in the children's or adult collection?


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