Dead & Innovative Technology: Moving & Shaking in the Information World

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Presentation at Computers in Libraries 2009

This session is lively fun and intended to be humorous. The slides only capture a bit of the talk.

Moderator: Stephen Abram, VP, Innovation, SirsiDynix & President, SLA
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University
Aaron Schmidt, Digital Initiatives Librarian, District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) & Publisher, walkingpaper.org
Darlene Fichter, Data Library Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan

Published in: Education, Technology

Dead & Innovative Technology: Moving & Shaking in the Information World

  1. Dead & Innovative Technology: Moving & Shaking in the Information World Darlene Fichter University of Saskatchewan March 31, 2009
  2. Predictions I’m in great company making these – after all look at how these predictions turned out made by important tech leaders:
  3. <ul><ul><li>&quot;There is no reason in the world anyone would want a computer in their home. No reason.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ken Olsen, Chairman, DEC, 1977 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1949 * </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 640K of RAM ought to be enough for anybody.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bill Gates, 1981 </li></ul></ul>
  4. Impress the audience with your credentials (cause you have none) by using a literary reference Note to Self
  5. Impressive Literary Reference <ul><li>“Mark Twain reputedly once observed that history doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes”* </li></ul>*Paul Saffo
  6. <ul><li>Mass Media Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Media Revolution </li></ul>The end of rabbit ears? Or the decline of TV as we know it? Photo by typo
  7. What biz are libraries in? Farewell Information, it's a Media Age Paul Saffo
  8. 3 Things I Know for Sure
  9. #1 <ul><li>New technologies can be hazardous to your health. </li></ul>
  10. Photo by PixieLauren
  11. http://www.typetees.com/product/921/Video_games_ruined_my_life_two_extra_lives
  12. Twitter cartoon http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2009/03/24/
  13. #2 Forecast is …
  14. Cloudy
  15. Optimistic View
  16. Photo by MichaelMarlatt Photo by guerilla futures – Jason Tester Why does he have a laptop? Just chip me already.
  17. Expert Sky Watcher <ul><li>From the prairies </li></ul><ul><li>Not all clouds are the same </li></ul>
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  19. Libraries & Cloud Computing
  20. Watson and Olsen <ul><ul><li>&quot;There is no reason in the world anyone would want a computer in their LIBRARY . No reason.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ken Olsen, Chairman, DEC, 1977 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I think there is a world market for maybe five LIBRARY computers.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1949 * </li></ul></ul></ul>Maybe just ahead of their time?
  21. Can’t Wait to Dance on This One!
  22. Can’t Wait to Dance on This One!
  23. One other technology to change
  24. Power Cords Photo by Herzogbr Step 1: Power without 5 different adaptors Step 2: Cordless computing
  25. Bonus Video: Recover from Change http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =XCoaBN6iOu0
  26. Thank you <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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