Thursday, April 07, 2005

Living Large in Minnesota

I'm at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference in Minneapolis today and I attended an interesting keynote speech by William J. Mitchell of MIT. He suggested that the ubiquity of robust, miniature wireless devices has changed the way we live.

This change allows architects to design buildings without the constraints of needing to run wires to create single-purpose workspace and instead and allows architects to design buildings for more basic human needs like the desire for light, air and socialization.

The conference has been fun, but if I hear the phrase information commons one more time, I think I will scream.

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