The Washington Post weighs in on the date due stamp being a thing of the past.
I have to admit: I'm kinda with him on this issue. It's not about the more-work-for-the-customer issue (though he is right about that)...I think it's more romantic and personal for me.
I loved seeing the other dates stamped and imagining who else checked out the same book. And I loved when I checked out a book more than once and could find my own previous date stamp on the card.
Now, there's just a complete disconnect with anyone else who might have checked out the same book as me. As if we need yet another disconnect from our fellow humans.
All that said, Montgomery County is only now getting rid of their date due stamps??? I was under the impression that most of the country had already done this...