Last Thursday, Google changed the way it displays results for users in an attempt to bring higher quality sites to the top, according to a Friday article from The New York Times. This move makes sense for the company. After all, for a search engine, giving users the best possible results is the top priority.
But let's not fool ourselves: for students, this will make very little practical difference.
I have a unique appreciation for the value of books. As long as I can remember, my family has collected them. Bookshelves are present in every room in my house. When we last attempted a count, we gave up in the neighborhood of 5,000.
It may be slightly surprising, then, that I do not condemn the transformation of Houston's Lamar High School's library to get rid of books in order to add a coffee shop and e-books. Needless to say, this was not the most popular move. One of the more critical articles in the Houston Press used words such as "appalling," "stupid" and "terrible."