Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy birthday, GPO!

This month the Government Printing Office is celebrating its 150th anniversary. This is the institution that sends depository libraries like mine thousands of publications each year so that the public - not just our students - can be informed.

They have a lovely video which I can't embed but you can see here. Can you imagine an era when a government agency provided an in-house bowling alley for its blue collar workers?

1 comment:

Night Monkey said...

A mind boggling amount of change in 150 years. The bit that intimated about the struggle from printing presses to computing in the 60's was sobering. It made me think of how we are all currently contemplating our digital futures. It's helpful to keep a historical context. Thanks for posting this, Rob.