He's the president of the American Library Association, and he apparently has some issues with those involved in the new medium:
"[The] Blog People (or their subclass who are interested in computers and the glorification of information) have a fanatical belief in the transforming power of digitization and a consequent horror of, and contempt for, heretics who do not share that belief ... Given the quality of the writing in the blogs I have seen, I doubt that many of the Blog People are in the habit of sustained reading of complex texts. It is entirely possible that their intellectual needs are met by an accumulation of random facts and paragraphs.'"Carmi again: First, I guess I'm one of those so-called Blog People. Who woulda thought? Second, I find it sad that a person whose career has been built on opening the minds of all generations would so derisively dismiss an entire genre because of the limited writing skills of a few. I guess we now know that the ALA's elitism extends clear to the top of its leadership.