So I really hate KGB. Really. So much so that they found my rants on Twitter and tried to lure me into their dark and evil fold. The idea is nice, sure, but why pay a buck a question when you're likely already paying for a better service?
I'm talking about your local library.
Sure, you're library isn't open 24 hours a day, but the reference staff is better equipped to answer your question, not to mention better compensated for doing so. And, if your library is like mine, you're already paying for library service through your property taxes. Or, if you rent, your landlord is. But I bet he passed the buck when he set your rent.
Anyway, what I'm getting at is this.
I really want to show KGB up. The library where I work is going live with a "Text a Librarian" service on July 1. Other libraries have similar services, so check with your local library. If they don't have it (or even if they do), text a question to 605-415-1826 on July 1 between 9AM and 8PM MDT (2 hours behind Eastern). Play Stump the Librarian if you want! But I so want to shove this in KGB's face.
Even if you don't text us on July 1, use your local library for everything it has to offer. Use their wireless. Call their reference desk. Check out their programs. Libraries are suffering right now due to cities/counties/etc. looking for an easy way to cut their budgets, despite the fact that library use skyrockets in economic downturns.