Monday, February 19, 2007

Libraries and Technology Part I

Update: Meddling Snabby found another site with English subtitles, the movie is updated yet again. ;) Have fun!

Update: The version with subtitles was yanked from YouTube, but Snabby found the original still there so I updated the YouTube link. When a new translation becomes available, I'll replace the original with the newer version.

Currently, there is a huge debate in the library community about how to cope with the rapid changes in technology and how to make it easier for people to find what they want. However, before I delve into that, I found a great example of how new technology, no matter when it was introduced, causes problems. My guess is many of you may have already seen this, but just in case, here it is. Part II of my discussion about libraries and technology should follow in a couple of days.



(This is from a Norwegian show called "Øystein & Meg")

7 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

Oh my freakin' gosh! This is my life!

Pandabonium said...

LOL. Memories of new agents in my office.

The Moody Minstrel said...

That's great! That seriously made my day!

(It also reminds me of some of my students...)

ladybug said...

AAGGHHH! Reminds me of some folks who call me to "fix" their excel spreadsheets....because they don't know how to select cells to print!

Don Snabulus said...

The Ice Nazis (Norway's state-run TV) made the user take the video down. I will try to find another copy with English subtitles.

Don Snabulus said...

Here is the Norwegian only version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5mLK4V5P30

The "state sanctioned" version, no subtitles at all
http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/4389

Don Snabulus said...

The Nazis have been defeated again. Thanks for your patience.