The Amityville Horror and the card catalog…


What does one have to do with the other, you ask? Not much, really.

As we were watching the movie this weekend with the 12 year old (the new version – not as scary as the original, but nothing else was on, so..) we got to the scene where the mom went to the library to research her house.

She opens the card catalog – I pause and rewind –

Me – “Goose – do you know what that is?”

Goose – “A file cabinet”

Wow.

“No, it’s a card catalog”

“What’s that?” …the explanation followed with more questions –

How did you know what book you were looking for?  That was when librarians were more than cashiers at the desk and did more than put away books – they knew what books were in their library and could help you find almost anything.

Then the microfiche came up – wow. What’s that?

http://www.ehow.com/about_4615977_what-is-microfiche.html

That was how we looked up news paper articles and such before google….

Reese “..and we had to use the dewy decimal syatem to find the books…”

They still use that, he just didn’t know what it is called.

Sad. We – and I mean all of us in that we – depend way too much on computers! If your computer went down today – would most of us really know what was going on with our checking accounts? Hell, with the world, even? I wouldn’t.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s