Re: "Internet is reducing need for information specialists"

Subject: Re: "Internet is reducing need for information specialists"
From: Jeanette Sainten <JeanetteS -at- MDLI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 12:21:25 -0800

I use a great deal of information from the Internet without anyone needing to
make a special effort to address a specific audience. I get the RIGHT information
because I've learned how to efficiently search for it.

In my little world, the Internet has reduced my need for manuals, technical support,
reference materials (and even record, video, and bookstore browsing). I just ignore the
large size of the pool because if I haven't retrieved it, I don't see it.

I don't, however, know how to quantify the potential reduction of extra-Web documents.


While there will be a lot of
"free" information around the art is getting the RIGHT information to the
RIGHT people. In some cases it may be a question of information overload -
all these wonderful inter/intranet system but what do we put on them? What
from our pool of information is really of use to us?
"The odor was of orchids & bologna, which of course is one of the
most under-appreciated lunch meats. That and pimento loaf. Why, just
the _mention_ of pimentos makes my taste buds stand up and say, Howdy..", or

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