Pecha Kucha   (gezundheit) <ul><li>The Skeptic’s Response </li></ul><ul><li>A response to what  I think the others  might ...
Wait, YOU are the skeptic?
So I’m no James Randi… … but also not an early adopter
Which brings us to tonight’s <ul><li>Less time with family might not be a bad thing... </li></ul><ul><li>So What? </li></ul>
So What? <ul><li>Technolusty:   “Friends (with technology) with benefits”? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it Fill a need? Like my ...
Specialized Search Engines + Is that what you get when  you cross Google with a Prius?
Specialized Search Engines <ul><li>Real estate’s not hard to find- every house on my block is for sale - they’re practical...
Specialized Search Engines?
Virtual Reference <ul><li>Instead of answering your questions in the library while wearing bunny slippers   </li></ul><ul>...
Virtual Reference Customer Comments:   “I like that it’s free” sure shows up a lot!
Virtual Reference <ul><li>Fast Service </li></ul><ul><li>Free Service </li></ul><ul><li>Live Person   (beats the alternati...
Gaming <ul><li>All Robert needed to know he learned from “World of Warcraft” </li></ul>
Gaming <ul><li>I was the 1973 King Elementary School “Pong” champion </li></ul>
Gaming: What I Learned <ul><li>It is possible to sit 3 inches in front of the TV for 8 hours a day without burning out one...
Social Networks Caveman Facebook Status update:   Melancholy  —  dad just eaten by a wild boar…
The premises of Twitter (and many othe social networking sites) <ul><li>There are 48 hours in a day  (there’s disposable t...
Social Networks <ul><li>Like I need to know  that Julie just favorited  the “sleepy kitten” video? </li></ul>
Sharing Online
Sharing Online <ul><li>He likes beer </li></ul><ul><li>He has a beautiful new baby boy </li></ul><ul><li>He likes beer </l...
This is tagged “fun”  on John’s blog And that’s   THE WORD! Thank You!!
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Pechakucha at PPL June 3, 2008

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My "skeptic" response to Romina Gutierrez, Janie Hermann, Bob Keith, John LeMasney, and Julie Strange.

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Pechakucha at PPL June 3, 2008

  1. 1. Pecha Kucha (gezundheit) <ul><li>The Skeptic’s Response </li></ul><ul><li>A response to what I think the others might have said… </li></ul><ul><li>From a (trying hard to be) skeptical Peter Bromberg </li></ul>
  2. 2. Wait, YOU are the skeptic?
  3. 3. So I’m no James Randi… … but also not an early adopter
  4. 4. Which brings us to tonight’s <ul><li>Less time with family might not be a bad thing... </li></ul><ul><li>So What? </li></ul>
  5. 5. So What? <ul><li>Technolusty: “Friends (with technology) with benefits”? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it Fill a need? Like my three-in-one cellphone, nail-clipper, vegetable-peeler. </li></ul>:
  6. 6. Specialized Search Engines + Is that what you get when you cross Google with a Prius?
  7. 7. Specialized Search Engines <ul><li>Real estate’s not hard to find- every house on my block is for sale - they’re practically giving ‘em away! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Specialized Search Engines?
  9. 9. Virtual Reference <ul><li>Instead of answering your questions in the library while wearing bunny slippers </li></ul><ul><li>Insomniacs who want to know the name of the actress in that Love Boat rerun they’re watching (it’s Judy Landers) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Virtual Reference Customer Comments: “I like that it’s free” sure shows up a lot!
  11. 11. Virtual Reference <ul><li>Fast Service </li></ul><ul><li>Free Service </li></ul><ul><li>Live Person (beats the alternative) </li></ul><ul><li>Nice person (also, beats the alternative) </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise of librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Always Open (like your favorite diner) </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t have to leave my house (customers have bunny slippers too, you know) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Gaming <ul><li>All Robert needed to know he learned from “World of Warcraft” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Gaming <ul><li>I was the 1973 King Elementary School “Pong” champion </li></ul>
  14. 14. Gaming: What I Learned <ul><li>It is possible to sit 3 inches in front of the TV for 8 hours a day without burning out one’s retinas. </li></ul><ul><li>Playing video games all day, every day for a few years beats working. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a new game for the console is roughly as exciting to a 14 year old as learning that aliens have landed and taken over the white house. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Social Networks Caveman Facebook Status update: Melancholy — dad just eaten by a wild boar…
  16. 16. The premises of Twitter (and many othe social networking sites) <ul><li>There are 48 hours in a day (there’s disposable time to waste!) </li></ul><ul><li>There is no work to be done… </li></ul><ul><li>People are interested in hearing about why I hate my office mates (they smell, they make funny noises, they take my stuff) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing random details of our lives makes us “friends” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Social Networks <ul><li>Like I need to know that Julie just favorited the “sleepy kitten” video? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Sharing Online
  19. 19. Sharing Online <ul><li>He likes beer </li></ul><ul><li>He has a beautiful new baby boy </li></ul><ul><li>He likes beer </li></ul><ul><li>He writes pretty good poetry </li></ul><ul><li>He likes beer </li></ul>What I’ve learned about…
  20. 20. This is tagged “fun” on John’s blog And that’s THE WORD! Thank You!!

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