Lee Rainey asked what a librarian who isn’t an Internet Librarian would be. It’s a good question. I have one more question. Given the commonplace nature of scenes like these at Internet Librarian 2007…
Vendors demonstrating online products to librarians
Librarians checking email (there was ALWAYS a line)
Four librarians in a row, all looking down at their laptops and not up at the presenter
A typical conference session, with high laptop saturation
…How is it acceptable that 25% of sessions had no wireless access at all, and at least 25% of wireless users failed to get online in the other 75% of sessions?
Conference technology standards MUST change.