February 21, 2004

Lisa: I guess I'll let them live.

Today at the library, a woman using one of the computers was frustrated because the website that she was trying to print information from was formatted such that a bunch of the text was outside the printable area of the page. I showed her how to select just the text, right click on it, and print the selected area--which of course solved her problem. (Don't worry, copyright freaks. The URL still prints on the bottom of the page when you do this from IE.) She was so happy! I quote: "I can't thank you enough for teaching me something today. You really helped me, and I appreciate it very much." She even thanked me again (By name--curse you, nametag-driven overfamiliarity!) when she left.

Here's what I learned:

  • What I am doing is worthwhile.
  • There are nice people out there.
  • Libraries and librarians are still needed and appreciated.

    Thank you, computer-using woman! You have restored my faith in humanity and in myself.

    Posted by lisa at February 21, 2004 05:25 PM
  • Comments

    The computer using woman may have restored your faith in humanity, but it is ironic you would not want to her to know your name.

    Posted by: Blake on February 22, 2004 12:30 PM

    Hey, Blake! Don't most superheros prefer to go unrecognized for their acts of goodness? Hmmm...


    Posted by: Sarah's Neighbor Ryan on February 23, 2004 05:19 PM
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