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I Remember When It Was Called Library Automation...

:: Subscribe to enough sites via Bloglines, and the impression one gets is that there are new applications and programs appearing by the hour. Combine that with the enthusiasm accompanying many of the posts, and my sense is, unless we all jump on every techno-bandwagon, we're falling behind. I don't know if it's coincidence, but Richard Ackerman's 4 March 05 post, technology and your library, addresses my previous rant on techno-overload in libraryland.

Ackerman hits two nails on the head when he writes: "So there you have it, a ton of technology being pondered, just in a few days' worth of blog postings. Here's the key: pick what's useful for you." The first nail: megatons of techno discourse in a very short span of time. My response: how can anyone process it all unless they 1) don't sleep, 2) don't work a steady job, or 3) are an alien life form. The second nail allows a bit of mercy those who us who can't process it all: find what's useful and stick with it.

It's a question of balance, to paraphrase the Moodies, and with much happening around me lately, said balance has been somewhat unsteady. For those who can keep up, we salute you (what's with the music metaphors?), and hope that you can keep up the pace.

Oh Wiki, yer so fine, yer so fine you blow my mind, hey Wiki...hey Wiki...

Now back to work...

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