October 10-13, 2010
It’s the End of the Web as We Know It Redux
We’ve come a long way from binary numbers and machine language. Technology marches on. As Moore’s law collides with Metcalfe’s law, the Web we see today and the devices we use to access it will become unrecognizable. Will the promise of the social Web, the mobile Web, the semantic Web, and the real-time Web be fully realized? Will the singularity become reality? What are the implications of ubiquitous computing? It may be time to rethink a few things. Completely updated for 2010, this award-winning presentation will focus on the (r)evolution of the Web and the implications for higher education Web professionals.
The Cluetrain Stops at Higher Ed, Will Anyone Take Delivery?
The Cluetrain Manifesto” is best described as a cross between “In Search of Excellence” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. Provocative, pretentious and brilliant, this seminal book describes how the Internet will mean the end of business as usual. And yes, it is directly applicable to the work we do. Part rant, part history lesson, part hope for the future, brace yourself for a wild ride as we explore the end of higher ed as usual, how the themes from Cluetrain provide a framework for our profession, and what this all means for us both individually and organizationally.