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Topic # 242203 16-Oct-2018 08:23
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Went there yesterday for a look & it's pretty amazing.  Had a quick play on the 1 million dollars touch screen. There is a special tech. area and part of that at the moment is a display of retro Mac gear.  I spotted one of the original Imacs and a LCII .  Instead of escalators they have built stairs with three lifts for those who can't make it up the four floors.  The brand new cafe was doing a roaring trade at around 10.30 am & the loos look good & no sign of tagging so far!

 


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  Reply # 2108797 16-Oct-2018 12:20
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Looks great, saw a snippet on the news the other day.

 

My personal view is that investment in libraries is rates money well spent.





Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Eliot)


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  Reply # 2108898 16-Oct-2018 15:13
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Happened to be visiting Christchurch on the weekend, so popped in for a look.  Very impressive, nice and shiny!




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  Reply # 2109768 17-Oct-2018 14:12
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(According to Wiki:  The LC II was Apple's highest-selling Macintosh product in 1992.)

 

It was a pretty cool little computer and a huge step up from say, the Apple IIe

 

 


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  Reply # 2109885 17-Oct-2018 15:34
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I know libraries are rebranding themselves as digital hubs but I struggle to see the relevance. $92 million, $8 million a year to run.

I remember seeing pictures of CHCH University library after the quakes, destroyed, chaos of shelves everywhere and you can’t help thinking...a few hard drives.

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  Reply # 2109908 17-Oct-2018 16:17
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Lastman: I know libraries are rebranding themselves as digital hubs but I struggle to see the relevance. $92 million, $8 million a year to run.

 

Although over $5 million of that are wages for the 100 odd staff....

 

If you think libraries are bad, have a look at swimming pools....

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/95835384/swimming-pools-to-cost-christchurch-ratepayers-millions-to-run

 

 




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  Reply # 2109974 17-Oct-2018 18:54
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wellygary:

 

Lastman: I know libraries are rebranding themselves as digital hubs but I struggle to see the relevance. $92 million, $8 million a year to run.

 

Although over $5 million of that are wages for the 100 odd staff....

 

If you think libraries are bad, have a look at swimming pools....

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/95835384/swimming-pools-to-cost-christchurch-ratepayers-millions-to-run

 

 

 

 

And a visit to the Pools can get VERY expensive if you put your nice new S9 or Iphone X / wallet under a towel in one of the free lockers...


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