Posts Tagged ‘trends’
?The Legal Profession has witnessed a change much like the Automobile industry. The invention of the Automobile permitted only three color choices according to Henry Ford; black, black, or black. Today, Auto manufacturers compete among a myriad of choices available to consumers. Law practice has likewise changed, according to the recent 2009 ABA Summit held in Scottsdale, AZ. Competition for choice has arrived and Lawyers must become nimble navigators of change.
In the techno-rich world in which we live, speed trumps size. The “billable hour ponzi scheme” (ABA Summit, 2009) is toppling. To gain and maintain a big and fast competitive edge requires technology investment. Because the consumer controls the marketplace today, technology is needed to stay abreast of data. Simulation and interactivity are the norms, not the exceptions.
The main skills needed are » More: Tech-savvy Lawyers Needed…
Libraries Evolving into Laboratories of Synergistic Learning through “Trends” as Information Commons.December 17th, 2009
libraries seem to be evolving into laboratories of synergistic learning through “trends” as information commons.
I like this definition of libraries in light of how technology is transcending traditional space-time barriers within which they have existed. Technology is stretching the “boxes” outside of which we think; even eliminating the box altogether. Was it ever 2 dimensional anyway? Think outside the cube. Think outside the orb. Transcend the metaverse of space-time. The human spirit – the final frontier?