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Does anyone else see the disconnect between having a physical message board at Computers in Libraries?

People still leave notes? Really?

2 replies on “Disconnect”

If its anything like my Learning & Technology conferences, there are just enough people there who are usually slightly older and being gently pushed toward technology instead of willing running towards it. Those who need the gentle push don’t necessarily have the confidence yet to use the electronic tools. A physical message board is probably like comfort food for those folks.

Actually, there were very few real notes. There were several lost and found items and lots about dine-arounds. One person, I think, left a note because he/she had forgotten to bring the cell phone and so couldn’t call another attendee.

Personally, I find these boards being used less and less for real person-to-person messages, and more for group messages. Will they ever go away? Likely not totally.

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