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February 22, 2007

Dallas Libraries Need Work

Yesterday, I was out and about and needed to use my laptop to blog, make future plans, promote hot political websites… you know, the usual.

I found myself going to the Casa View branch near the intersection of Gus Thomasson and Ferguson.

Now the Library system has been promoting the fact that they have wi-fi in all of the branches. It’s a great thing, except there’s a little problem at Casa View. For all of the internet access, they have ONE working outlet available for laptops. If someone’s using it, you’re out of luck. (OK, they have two outlets in the whole place and one’s broken.) And the copier is on that one outlet. Nice.

Conversely, I ended up going to the Skillman/Southwestern branch. That library has tons of outlets and even a “quiet room” with multiple outlets, chairs, and tables.

I know that Casa View is going to be replaced by the Lochwood branch going in at Jupiter & Garland next year, but that doesn’t mean that someone shouldn’t have thought things through and called a friendly electrician to upgrade a bit for us PC users.