Some local residents scoffed at the value of 24/7 online access. “[We] have been presented with NO EVIDENCE that it does anything [to] ‘bridge the digital divide’ as the library claims,” said one email.

Imagine sitting in your climate controlled home, kitchen with plenty to eat, soft bed in the other room, emailing on your labtop that those less fortunate don’t need internet access after 6pm because it really bothers you personally.