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Connections are everything

Connections (obviously, but still worth noting occasionally) are central to how we socialize with and without technology. Technology brings to the forefront the sometimes less obvious connections found in a pre-internet world. How we used to network in face to face environments is now permissible at a more advanced level. Connections are everything: “My connectivity to individuals in libraries around the world have made me better at what I do and enabled me to build a rich understanding of practices different than just those I am surrounded with on a day-to-day basis. Maintaining these connections are incredibly important…connections are everything in the very technical sense that understanding and interacting with modern information technology can be seen as the management of connections.”

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  1. Martin M-B wrote:

    Totally – the more I think of things, the more I appreciate that the value comes not from the things themselves but fron the connections between things and the contexts within which those connections are made. This after a day in London at the Learning & Skills Group event, itself a follow-on from the Learning Technologies Conference held in January each year – lots of connections, some of which (modestly, now) I like to think I created myself between people who now know more than they did before…so satisfying!

    Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 3:52 pm | Permalink