So yesterday everyone discovered the free wireless access in the Hilton's lounge area. I hadn't paid much attention to it since I got free broadband wired access across the street in my room at the Courtyard Inn, but this morning I wanted to hop online for something. On my way there, I saw Michael Sauers, who had just come from the lounge area. I asked him, "Where did you get the signal up there?" His response was, "Just look for all of the laptops."
He was right. This is the first time I have seen this type of concentration of Wi-Fi use at a library conference. The sad part is, there's maybe a dozen of us at the most.
Mary Lee Kennedy is offering her "Top Tech Trends," and instant messaging is one of them. She asked how many of the hundreds of people in the room use IM for work purposes, and
Update: I think the statistical difference between a dozen hands (at most) out of hundreds of people and two hands out of hundreds of people is small enough to still make my point.
Agreed! In fact, I ended up doing a 45-minute intro to RSS yesterday because so many of the presenters were talking about RSS but no one had really defined it. A lot of light bulbs yesterday!
In fact, I have a new goal for the Internet Librarian conference in California in November. When I do my next presentation about RSS there, I want to be able to highlight the following services:
If your organization is interested in being the one to do this first and get all of the glory, please contact me!
Blogroll (Sites I Read in My Aggregator)
Mobile Blogroll (Sites I Read on My Treo 600)
Spreading the meme:
Why You Should Fall to Your Knees and Worship a Librarian