Volume 8, Number 2 February 2000
Wetware rules in San Diego: Internet Librarian '99 conference
by Irene E. McDermott
INTERNET EXPRESS column discusses the third annual Internet
Librarian conference held in San Diego, CA. Says that in the years
since the World Wide Web captured attention, technology accelerated
exponentially, but the news at the conference is that "wetware,"
i.e., human brains, are in. Reports on what Reva Basch, author and
editor of the Super Searcher book series and keynote speaker on the
second day, had to say. Notes that online communities can be "dry"
gatherings, themed around sharing information or they can be
"wet," i.e. about emotional support. Says the sociology of these
online groups mirrors that of the physical world. Reports that Steve
Arnold, of Arnold Information Technologies, defined business rules
for the next century in his opening-day keynote address, "Web
strategies for the New Millennium." Says Danny Sullivan of Search
Engine Watch spoke on search engine trends. Expounds on other talks.
Includes two screen displays, one photo, and one sidebar.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
© 2000 Information Today, Inc.