Hardly a library discussion goes by without a mention of Google. Nicholas Carr discusses reports of their major data center in The Dalles, Oregon. From one of the reports:
Patchett goes on to describe the many community-service projects that Google employees are involved in around The Dalles, from wiring an outdoor stage to lending IT support to the fire department. One activity, though, strikes me as slightly troubling: "Google volunteers also 'weed the shelves' at the library every couple of weeks." Hmmm. [Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Data center porn]Patchett is the manager of the data center.