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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Words of Wisdom from Technology Guru Bill Thompson

[The following is an extract] Interview with Bill Thompson,* technology columnist for the BBC, March 6, 2007, Posted by gaurav

You know Mr. Thompson, even libraries have sort of shifted. They are increasingly interested in providing Internet access.

Yeah, it is and it is search rather than structure. And you know the fact is that search tools make it easy to be lazy and we are a lazy species and therefore we will lazy and we will carry on being lazy until we are forced, until something bad happens because of our laziness at which point we will mend our ways. Continue reading in Interview with Bill Thompson -Part IV - Fragmented Information

* Bill is a regular on BBC TV and Radio and started the Guardian Newspaper's first website. Source: David Hamilton - Blog

See also my related posts:
  • The Ubiquitous Reference Service & Return On Investment
  • Searching Revisited: Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal, etc.
  • Searching Is Polarized; Will The Five Laws Get a New Revised Version: Every Search Engine Its Searcher
  • Information Seeking Behavior - Quote of the day
  • Go to the library - ways to survive life without the Internet
  • Sunday, April 08, 2007

    Ideation: The Birth and Death of Ideas

    I always wonder where do ideas come from. I know that ideas form wisdom, but where to find an answer (about source of inspiration) is a billion dollar question. My librarian's wisdom would take me to The Dictionary of the History of Ideas. But thanks to Nimmi, she brought a book to my notice that has some corporate touch in it (see below).

    PS. Thanks to Aa..ha! [Thinking Inside The Blog!]
    ... Here are some more tidbits from the book....
    - Ideas are classified as Problem Solution, Evolutionary, Symbiotic, Revolutionary, Serendipitous, Targeted, Artistic, Philosophical and Computer-Assisted Discovery.

    Book Description
    Douglas Graham, a leading expert in the field of innovation, shows business leaders how to realize step-ahead ideas and Thomas Bachmann, a financial innovator shows how he has put innovative ideas into practice

    PUNCHLINE: In 21st century someone may think that they can cook ideas in a microwave, of course--why not: WATCH the video and decide yourself