2021-03-05

Ivan Raconteur Column – 3/5/21


I generally don’t give much thought to birds. It’s not that I’m either for or against these winged creatures; they just aren’t prominent in my consciousness. This week, however, I heard birds for the first time in ages, and I was filled with a strange sense of optimism. Hearing the birds gave me hope that perhaps it is possible that […]

Mark Ollig Column – 03/05/21


In 1934, Belgian Paul Otlet (pronounced ot-LAY) wrote how information could be attained over a global network using “electric telescopes.” He envisioned people having the means to search and browse through millions of interlinked images, documents, video, and audio files. Otlet called it a “réseau,” a French word meaning network. He described a networked world where “anyone in his armchair […]