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Are We There Yet? (Access Conf. Topic)

By art, Section Events
Posted on Tue Aug 6th, 2002 at 09:00:04 AM EST
As the Access conferences near a decade of showcasing library applications of technology, it seems appropriate to ask whether we have been able to take good advantage of the global networks and future services that seemed just around the corner when Access first started. Reporting on his efforts to web-enable the Crafts Council on the sunny shores of Prince Edward Island back when gopher was a serious contender for http traffic and WAIS was the preferred option for online searching, Peter Rukavina perfectly captured the sense of the early days of the web and what directions seemed to make most sense in an Access session entitled Adventures on the Information Red Clay Road: Getting Wired Cheap. Has the promise been delivered? Where has the Information Red Clay Road led us?

 

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by booknut on Mon Sep 2nd, 2002 at 06:55:18 PM EST
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Hmmm. Nice essay and all, but usenet was probably closer to the utopia that was supposed to come with the web than anything that followed. The biggest hope for the web is probably that very few people have really managed to make money on it, get the corporate world out of the mix and maybe we can start over? It will be interesting to hear Pete's update.

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