Talk:Tricky questions to expect

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That is one tricky question[edit]

"Don't you feel bad putting those poor encyclopedia authors out of business?"

It seems to have been posted in 2009 - still no answer? Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:03, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: I'd be tempted to cite Schumpeter and ask them to look up creative destruction.
If they are old enough I might try to look thoughtful and say I'm no more concerned than the early auto manufacturers were worried about putting buggy whip manufacturers out of work. If they are younger, substitute CD-ROM and vinyl.
Or just say , "no".--Sphilbrick (talk) 20:46, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Sphilbrick This was just published a few days ago.
Since the start of their website every library in the English speaking world is still paying for a subscription to their offerings, as are many individuals. I wish there were a way to reconcile and collaborate with the old communities to combine Wikipedia's reach with their resources and institutional integration.
What is this page? Why did I ever post here? Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:58, 26 September 2014 (UTC)