[Libs-Or] [Fwd: Our future??]
diedrec at charter.net
Wed Apr 20 19:16:02 PDT 2005
This was sent to an OCLC list. I have been thinking about it and am not quite sure what to say. I am curious to know what you might think.
From: Thomas Kirk
Date: 2005/04/19 Tue PM 12:13:26 PDT
Subject: Our future??
At ACRL I learned about an eight-minute streaming video that you may find
.... well, troubling, pure fantasy, depressing ... interesting. In any
case you should probably take the time to view it. While it is about "the
press" as we know it today we might see some dangerous similarities to our
situation in libraries.
The video is called EPIC - <http://www.robinsloan.com/epic/>Evolving
Personal Information Construct. (http://www.robinsloan.com/epic/)
EPIC is a history of the development of the Web as an information resource
from the recent past to 2014. The focus is on what happens to the press
over this period.
The video begins:
It is the best of times. It is the worst of time. In the year 2014 people
have access to a breadth and depth of information unimaginable in an
earlier age. Everyone contributes in some way. Everyone participates to
create a living, breathing mediascape. However ........
What is your reaction? Does this have any relevance for libraries?
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