Our epoch, often called the ''information'' age, could perhaps with ev
en more justice be called the age of library glut: much chaff to go th
rough for little wheat. And our threshing processes, whereby primary (
more often secondary or worse) sources are turned into CD-ROMs or such
, too often miss vital connections-with the result that cultural memor
y is lost. These paragraphs relate one striking example. Maybe we will
find a better way....