The World (and Jason Griffey) Interviews Vernor Vinge

Jason Griffey kicked off the session by introducing Dr. Vernor Vinge and talking about his many accolades as a science fiction writer and futurist. Dr. Vinge then talked about how humans are the best tool-creating animal and the only animal that has figured out how to outsource their cognition — how to spread their cognitive abilities into the outside […]

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LITA Top Tech Trends ALA 2010

OPENING Gregg Sylvis, Chair for the LITA Top Trends Committee kicked off the session.  Six panelists were  each to address current trends, imminent trends and long term trends (3-5 years out). John Blyberg, Darien Library (CT), Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President OCLC Research and Chief Strategist, OCLC Jason Griffey, […]

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