If you haven't seen it yet, I urge you to take a look at this youtube video: Did You Know? I first saw this last year at a Best Practices Exchange conference, entitled Tackling Technology Together, at SUNY Albany. The CIO of New York State, Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, shared it with the attendees at the start of her presentation. By the time the video ended I was horrified! It all seemed so overwhelming! How would we be able to keep up with the pace of technology? How would we be able to continue to manage information? As the image faded from the screen Dr. Mayberry-Stewart turned to us with a huge smile and eyes shining and breathlessly exclaimed something like, "Isn't this a thrilling time?!?" And it took me just about that long to realize that she couldn't be more right!
Since that conference I've shared that video with anyone who will listen. I showed it at the NELLCO Board of Directors meeting. I linked to it in Slice, the NELLCO newsletter. I showed it to everyone in my family. I'm sure I'll use it again in a presentation wherever it will fit. I'm a convert. Take a look and see what you think. And I know there are newer versions, but I'm partial to this one.
* Jesus Jones and Fatboy Slim both have songs with this title. You can even get the ringtones!