Vagrants: The Next Generation

I’ve been noticing more and more, that the younger vagrants @ the Library use technology. They come in and use the Internet, unlike their older peers who might read, or just hang out and talk with one another. Porn Man is a good example of this. He might not have a home or a car, but he has a USB drive filled with smut and he isn’t afraid to use it. I’ve even signed people in to use the Internet (some using prison furlough cards as IDs) to cruise MySpace, and for instant messaging. I wonder if they’re chatting with other vagrants… Say in London? We have a global economy, but we might have global vagrancy as well. I’ve also seen some of the older vagrants con young women in to helping them research stuff online. They’re getting hip to the tech too I guess.

Nearly all of them, regardless of age, have cell phones! Again, no home, no car, but they have mobile phones… We’ve even had to stop them from coming in and using our electrical outlets for recharging the batteries that power all of their portable gadgets. Some have these massive battery chargers that hold like a dozen cells, and they’d be lined up near the wall like some kind of mass-electrical-recharging station. What the F&@k?

It’s a Brave New World!

Anyway, that’s enough of that for now… I want to give all of my loyal readers a heads up that soon, I will be migrating @ the Library to WordPress. WordPress is a much more flexible format for blogging that offers some really cool features. Currently, I’m still designing the new blog, however, it’s coming along quickly. I’m really happy with it so far, and I’m sure that you will be too! When the site is ready, I’ll post my new URL… Hell, I’ll even post it now, but you won’t be able to access it until I’m done building the thing. If you want to see a really nice security page go to https://librarianwoes.wordpress.com.

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~ by Woeful on February 1, 2007.

3 Responses to “Vagrants: The Next Generation”

  1. Can we pls get some stories on what is in the lost and found? I have a feeling that will be good for a laugh.

    -Ralphus (not my real name)

  2. Ahh yes, the undiscovered country…

  3. the library’s a changing place. No longer the guardian of information it once was, library space is being redefined. New uses, new faces.

    ggw

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