If you believe, as I do, that there is a crisis in library education that threatens the very existence of libraries and librarianship, you are likely to draw a negative reaction from a variety of people. First, there are the millenniarist librarians and pseudo-librarians who, intoxicated with self-indulgence and technology, will dismiss you as a "Luddite" or worse. They and their yips and yawps can safely be left to their acronymic backwaters and the dubious delights of clicking and surfing.
--Michael Gorman in American Libraries, May 2006
I have yet to stray into the overtly political on this blog, and I make every effort to be as open and accepting as possible with all viewpoints. I certainly understand that my enjoyment of technology is not shared by all librarians, and I make it my goal when discussing technology to do it in a way that is neither complicated nor evangelical. Mr. Gorman's words are frighteningly elitist and epitomize the arrogant and condescending parochialism that many of us are fleeing.
EDIT: As of this writing the above piece is not on the ALA American Libraries public page. However, you can read the article on ebrary if you are an ALA member. The article is also available on ProQuest Research Library.