A former Latin teacher and current library science student (with a background in mathematics), I’m interested in people, technology, information, and how they intersect in strange new alchemies.
My blog title, Across Divided Networks, is from Peter Morville’s Ambient Findability:
Narrowly circumscribed groups develop coded languages that optimize communication between insiders at the expense of transparency for outsiders. And when these groups interact, they often talk past one another without doing the hard work necessary to translate, understand, and cooperate. This insularity can be disheartening, and yet it presents a great opportunity for boundary spanners who are willing to serve as a bridge by linking ideas and people across divided networks.(link).
I aim to be a boundary spanner.
And the legendary Duck? Well, that’s a long story. A true one, though. And the Duck’s got a great hat.