RANT ALERT: The library is no longer a good place to study, it's full of people who are there because their conscience tells them they should be, but don't really have any intention of using the resources for more than about five minutes every hour. I reckon the average productivity of people in the library is about 20%. Went to pick up a book, literally the majority of people on level eight at a PC were on Facebook, iPlayer, Amazon or generally not typing an essay/taking notes/reading a pdf. Maybe I just caught them all on a hard-earned 11.42am break or just happened across the one row of PCs where the lazy people were sitting*.
In other news, the place also needs a bloody good clean. If I see anyone sticking ****ing anarchist stickers up in the lift they can lick the thing off. I wish I was as cool as they were to fight the power with vandalism.
*actual reasoning I got from a PG who was arguing for more desktops. Apparently, most people are too poor to own a laptop, they might not physically be able to carry it up to level ten, it WILL get stolen if they take it out the house, and what if they want to go to a club and people are sick on it? I'm sure there are disabled and impoverished students, but there aren't 1,000 of them on campus right now, that's for sure. And yup, that's why I leave my valuable phone at home too. There's always a risk of anything I take out the house being stolen. Infact, there's a risk it'll be stolen in the house too. Better stay here and guard it. Or go tell the police to watch after me. But then I have to cross the road. And there's a risk that I could get hit by a bus. Oh noes.
I won't even dignify the 'I want you to give me more desktops so I don't have to make the decision between work and drinking till I spew' argument with a response.
If even some people started being a little bit more responsible with the university's shared resources, I don't think the place would be half as busy, and those that genuinely did need to use something might be able to. Putting a café and more computers in turned it from a work space to a social space, and I think everyone's probably losing out as a result.
In other other news, coming back to Scottish weather after the best spring in decades in New England is having some effect on my general cheery disposition.