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Date: 5/14/2006

Who is the Technology Expert?

Seems like they/we are the most unlikely people. First view this BBC interview with an expert on law and technology about Apple (the computer company) vs Apple (the erstwhile record label), then read the story of the story. [thanks Mail (UK)].

Many times at a conference as a speaker, I’ve felt a bit like this guy. And even more times, I suspected that others were more akin to him ;->

Beware the expert!

Here is the real guy they wanted as the expert’s side of the story.

Here’s a YouTube backup of the video just in case…

Brewster Kahle at SILS Graduation

Brewster in a pensive mood
Back in Chapel Hill and on my way to pick up Brewster Kahle who’ll be giving the Commencement speech to the School of Information and Library Science today in a few hours. Brewster’s and his work with the Open Content Alliance are just two of the many things which we’ll recognize and appreciate.
Nice that the cover article in the New York Times Magazine today is Kevin Kelly’s “Scan this Book!” (a play, chillen, on Abbie Hoffman’s “Steal this Book!”) which has this great quote from Brewster:

“This is our chance to one-up the Greeks!” [Brewster Kahle] shouts. “It is really possible with the technology of today, not tomorrow. We can provide all the works of humankind to all the people of the world. It will be an achievement remembered for all time, like putting a man on the moon.”

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