Infomancy n. 1.The field of magic related to the conjuring of information from the chaos of the universe. 2.The collection of terms, queries, and actions related to the retrieval of information from arcane sources.

The real technology

November 20th, 2006 by infomancy

Sitting here in downtown Rochester at the NYSCATE conference was the best possible place to read an incredible review of politics and developments in Colonial America as written in the form of an IM chat log from a great young man who has an incredible librarian as a parent.

Just a quick sample from the whole log:

man_delafr4nce84 has entered the chat.
man_delafr4nce84: hey guys whassup
english_b0y123: shut up france were makin money
man_delafr4nce84: money? sweet i wanna come
english_b0y123: no!
h0n0rspain572: were makin $$ too were not bragging
man_delafr4nce84: this must be some frickin awesome place im comin over
h0n0rspain572: haha omg england
english_b0y123: dude shut up i need this $
man_delafr4nce84: we need our furs too
english_b0y123: furs? haha ok take them then
man_delafr4nce84: sweet!

This is using technology. Not pretending to integrate it or fetishizing the latest purchases but actually using it.

One Response to “The real technology”

  1. Tom Says:

    That is great! I’m stealing that for sure.

    It’s kind of like some things we’ve been trying to do to harness the mySpace interest. Fun, amusing and requiring a deep understanding of the topic.

    If you want to check out the myspace style pages the new ones are up linked from this post

    and the old ones from