Skip to content

What’s Hot, What’s Not: A Revamped Approach

Thanks to Alane (she of the nifty blog It’s All Good), I have reoriented my presentation for this Thursday from a pile o’ gadgets to a series of concepts. Yes, I will talk gadgets, and naturally include practical advice and the usual good examples, but here’s my new approach (still building/adding to these concepts):

What’s Hot

Ease of use
Immediacy
Interactivity
Pleasure
Community
Seamless movement
Whimsy
The Book of Me

What’s Not

Librarian-centered “services”
Barriers
Waiting (a word that cuts two ways: making them wait… and waiting for them, as a passive activity)
Dostoevskian aesthetics
Teachy-preachy-scoldy-frowny-no-no-NO!

I have a great example for Teachy-preachy-scoldy-frowny-no-no-NO! … but I don’t want to spoil the punchline. I promise to Reveal All after the program. I offered to bring my camcorder and we’re going to tape the Really Big Shew. ULead, my video editing software, makes it simple to strip out an audio track, so even if I’m not sure what to do with a three-hour video, I should be able to produce podcasts pretty easily.

Posted on this day, other years:

m4s0n501