- coined term "digital divide"
- 7 years as "Assistant Secrtary of Commerce for Communications and Information"
- work with the Pew Internet Project
- lawyer / technologist
- community access points: public libs
- digital divide is shifting to mobile devices...from land lines / desk tops etc...*wifi vip
- wikipedia good eg. of democratizing of info
- people need libraries: intellectual / digital / media literacy
- industrial revolution etc...now INFO revolution....libs needed
- public media / TV / arts...public media "space" pulling it all together...including libraries...public + academic
- "don't get too attached" to the current state of things...they will change soon!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Opening Session: Larry Irving
Posted by Library Detective at 9:02 pm