Monday, May 11, 2009

So now what? We install elevators?

Oxford's storied Bodleian library has suffered an outbreak of a most pestilential villain... of course I speak of health & safety experts. They have banned stepladders from the premises, and good riddance to the pesky things. Who wants to reach the books on the top shelf anyway? The students, that's who. And the university has taken a stand against moving the books within reach, forcing students to travel to the British Library in London in some cases to look at a book that resides in their own local library... just out of reach. The full story in The Daily Mail (Tip care of @david_hewson's Twitter feed.)

1 comment:

  1. It's a perfectly simple solution. What's the problem?

    Okay, now for the real reaction: ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHH!! I would be so livid.


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