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Lousy Alan Parsons Project

Our library has sprouted little black domes, all over the first floor. Big brothers. Eyes in the sky. Security cameras. There's one over the reference desk, looking like someone threw a palantir at the ceiling. There are also a few straightforward looking cameras pointed at the circ desk. I understand the reasoning, and it's much less about "homeland security" than plain ol' out-and-out protection of the staff. Since that includes me, I do appreciate it. But I still find it depressing.