World Summit on the Information Society
As an interesting footnote, after Thanksgiving (and my chemical-high fiery-ness) had worn off, my outrage faded into christmas cookies and getting my work done (this, I suspect, is the culprit on a large-scale). It was Casey, my very favorite non-MLS (maybe luckily for him), library visionary, who reminded me, not directly, but by mentioning the much-touted $100 laptop. Like him, I clicked over to watch Andy Carvin's mini-mentory (look mom, I can buzz-word, too) and discovered it was created for the Summit. I think this is an illustration of our professional tendency to pay attention to things when they're already a force; a product, a trend, an initiative, an act. We need to get in on the ground floor. If we, as a profession, are going to participate in this 'information age' we're going to have to get our heads out of the sand.