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

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

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