A Harvard University panel “No More Teachers? No More Books?" (Alice Cooper has several honorary degrees). The panel comprised Harry Lewis of “Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion” (2008)
David Weinberger of “Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder” (2007), Robert Darnton “The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future” (2009), Craig Silverstein - Google's Director of Technology and Sherry Turkle Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT & author of "Simulation and Its Discontents" (2009).
- Ubiquitous info, new social forces,
- books "a disconnected medium" (what about book clubs, librarything?),
- readers decide where topics and themes end
- experts filter and choose, the Internet is a challenge to authority.
- Universities will remain places — physical entities — in the digital age.
- The book is not dead - a million new titles a year worldwide, Not all knowledge can be captured in bytes, not all knowledge was ever captured in books,
- Survival in the workplace requires not just technical skills, but “awareness of the environment you are in.”
- the digital age is changing the way that people think, read, and learn in a university environment