I read the article and I disagree about NEVER building the great library. When I play Civilization, I have no desire to conquer the other civilizations. I want to do the space race. I've gotten at times where I have to do little science so it'll take like 4000 turns to get the specific technology researched. I can't afford that. Great Library helps me stay on top so I'm not the "puny americans" or the "mediocre" english or whoever. Also, other civilizations brag to me or call me priminitive when I don't have something they have. So, Great Library is necessary. At least for me. Otherwise, the article was well written.