Quiet rooms

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 14 19:42:28 UTC 2012

Interesting. Some libraries, especially law libraries, have "quiet
rooms" where laptops are not permitted. That was /my/ original reference.


On 1/14/2012 10:33 AM, Darla Wells wrote:
> I have seen the term used in Wichita Falls, Texas, schools along with
> resource room to mean a place for kids with various learning problems,
> also. Though in recent years, prison terminology seems to be more prevalent
> in the schools than psychiatric terms.
> Darla
> 2012/1/14 Wilson Gray<hwgray at gmail.com>
> Interesting, From a former roommate, a paranoid schizophrenic a
> sometime resident of Harvard Med School's McLean Hospital, I'd
> gathered that _quiet room_ was the proper term for "padded cell."
> Youneverknow.
> --
> -Wilson

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