I really don’t get it.
This petition came to my attention today — it asks to have the Mosquito Device removed from a library in Wales.
A mosquito device is one of those things that makes an annoying noise that cannot be heard by adults, and exists to discourage children (well, teenagers, presumably) from congregating in areas they are not wanted. The petition does a fine job of making points as to why the mosquito device is of a dubious ethical nature, as does the BoingBoing post that sent me there.
But what I really don’t get is … a library? During opening hours?
The authorities in Milford, Wales have actually installed a device for the express purpose of preventing children from going to the library during opening hours. They appear to be fighting the scourge of childhood literacy.
It seems like a new dimension of wrong.