Nov 6, 2007

I want my Danielle Steele

In today's non-news, library patrons have to wait a long time for "hot new titles." Meanwhile, in the photo at right,
Seattle Public Library employee Rick Battin operates the Automated Materials Handling System that sorts returned and reserved materials at the Central Library in downtown Seattle.
1. Why is a human doing a job a robot could do better?
2. It's not automated, then, is it?

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