One of the many absurdities of capitalism in our technologically advanced world: I have to borrow an eBook from the library and return it so others can borrow it
It's an extremely Mastodon thing that my first post to do big numbers was about libraries and anti-capitalism
@dualhammers That makes zero sense!
Your capitalist IP laws at work.
It makes a lot of sense in the framework of capitalism: the library doesn't want to interfere with the author/publisher's ability to make money off of the work.
What doesn't make sense is why that is still such a problem in our modern society of productive abundance. More houses than homeless here in the U.S. Work shouldn't need to be commodified first and foremost
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