- On pages xxxvi - xxxvii Goleniewski talks about different types of traffic with
differect amounts of bandwidth needed, latency considerations, and loss tolerance.
If net neutrality is lost, some data packets will be given low priority and thus
slowed because the sender or recipient did not remit prioritizing payments to
the routing agencies. Looking at the ways in which information is being transmitted
to and from your library where do you think loss of net neutrality is likely to hurt
- At the bottom of page xxxvii the author talks about a subscriber to Vodaphone
being able to retrieve infomation about a song playing at a dance and instantly
purchase a cd. A similar service is available for i-phones and other devices using
Shazam. Might a similar technology in the
future have uses in the area of information provision? Might it work with
images? Spoken words? Let your imagination roam toward the future and see where it
- On page xlvii the author talks about various types of software agents. What
uses might such agents offer in providing remote reference to patrons, especially
during hours when the library is closed?
- On pages l - li the author talks about intelligent robot squads. What uses
can you envision for such squads in information provision? (For example, how about
a fleet of those micromechanical flying insects to locate mis-shelved books?)
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