Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Librarians should refrain from calling themselves "cybrarians."  If you talk this way, it may be time for someone to reformat your hard drive.

9 comments:

Dale said...

I couldn't stand this word from the first time I heard it.

Anonymous said...

Invalid statement. Does not compute.

Shannan said...

CtrlAltDelete

One shouldn't "Cyber" while at work.

Anonymous said...

Did that book, "This Book is Overdue..." make you think of this? My stomach turned when I saw "cybrarian" in the subtitle...I hate how this whole profession constantly comes off as the pitful loser trying to be cool.

Jim S. said...

I used to fulminate against words like "burglarize" (it's "burgle"!) and "prioritize" (it's "order by priority"!). Finally I decided that hey, language changes over time. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. But it changes, and I'm not going to stop the tide.

Daron said...

Only a cybrarians should be included as a subset of the cyborg groupings of humans.

Laughingrat said...

Seriously. I cannot say enough how sick I am of that crap.

The.Effing.Librarian said...

re: Did that book, "This Book is Overdue..." make you think of this? My stomach turned when I saw "cybrarian" in the subtitle...

yeah, but being mentioned in that book is my sole claim to fame this year... don't ruin it!

Dale Prince said...

Please hate on "webinar" also, if you don't mind.