"Karen Toering was at the Rainier Beach Public Library in Seattle one year ago when a man came to the front desk, panicked and frustrated. He was filling out a job application when the library computer shut down.
Upgrade Seattle members Karen Toering, left, and Sabrina Roach speak at Wednesday’s Energy Committee meeting.
The librarian understood his problem, but couldn’t do much — library patrons were only allowed up to 90 minutes on the computer each day. The man lost everything he’d been working on, and would have to wait another day to apply for a job."