Friday, November 03, 2006

The photo is of the Main Branch of the Tucson Public Library. Currently there is a controversy about computer use at the libraries. For people who can't afford to own a computer, the dozen or so branches of the library are the place to go and are heavily used. Some people are accessing pornography and others find that objectionable. More here.

6 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

I don't know about the computers but the photo is really nice...

1:35 PM  
Blogger Pierre said...

Nice perspective of this beautiful building...

1:53 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

I find that strange to be using these computers for that at a public library - Ive seen some weird guys at the university library that makes me wonder about the keyboards cleanliness!!!

2:41 AM  
Blogger DaveM said...

I like the angles on that building, and a good sky too. Did you enhance it at all or is it just as you took it.
I'm sure our library has software that prevents access to unsuitable sites. So I have to come home and use my own computer. [joke ]

10:03 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

lol at kala's comment!
cant the library blocked off or password protect the "uneducational" sites?

ps. like the sky in the photo!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

I think the problem with blocking sites is the whole difficult question of both how you decide (and who decides) what is objectionable and how you decide which sites fit that definition. A job application might contain a word that would be objectionable in another context - and more and more companies are going to online for taking applications. It is difficult even to come up with a definition that just blocks the truly objectionable porn sites and nothing else. Its like spam or virus blockers, there are no perfect ways to block those either.

I really like the perspective too and it was helpful of that man in black to walk through :-). The corner on that building is really that sharp. The photo is sadly not just as taken, it was too dark and low contrast except for the sky, a problem I run into frequently when I take photos mid-afternoon. I made a selection of the sky and corrected the sky to look less blown out and corrected the rest of the photo to look less low contrast.

9:01 PM  

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