1. The Library of the Future Series Part 1 – The Time Capsule Room

      The Community Archive What was your community like in 1950, or for that matter in 1850 or even 1650? What role did your community play during the Civil War? How active was it during the Presidential elections of 1960? What was it's reaction to the bombing of Pearl Harbor? (more…)…Read More

  2. The Future of Libraries

    Beginning the Great Transformation In 1519 Leonardo da Vinci died and left behind one of the world's largest collections of art comprised of well over 5,000 drawings, sketches, and paintings, the vast majority of which the general public would not become aware of until over 400 years later. The largest portion of this collection was left in the hands of Francesco Melzi, a trusted assistant and fav…Read More

  3. Approaching Maximum Freud

    Technology Markets Will Disappear As They Approach "Maximum Freud" In 1972, I was young engineering student at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. One of the first courses I was required to take was a short-course on slide rules. For those of you who don't know what a slide rule is - first came the abacus, then came the slide rule, and then came the calculator. This was a time when the…Read More

  4. Top 10 Trends in Innovation

    Key Factors Most Affecting Innovation in the US Innovation is a broad area of the US economy that means vastly different things to different people. The definition is even widely debated depending on the context of its use. In preparation for the upcoming Colorado Innovation SummitTM we have been examining the world of innovation and have identified the top trends impacting innovation. The researc…Read More

  5. The Coming Collapse of Income Tax

    A System on the Verge of Self-Destruction Within the next ten years the income tax system in the United States will be dismantled. A number of emerging new forces coupled with the universal dislike of the system will soon gain enough of a toehold to cause it to collapse. State income tax systems will be dismantled either shortly thereafter or at the same time. It is a system that has mushroomed ou…Read More

  6. The Virtual Country

    Six Possible Scenarios for the Creation of Viable Virtual Countries The Internet, while still in its infancy, has created borderless economies, that are confusing the issues of power and control, and even the sovereignty of nations. We are now entering into a new era of public power and control. The true power that is beginning to emerge is Technocratic, meaning that we are beginning to reorganize…Read More

  7. The Ethics Of Knowledge

    Is there such a thing as inherently bad knowledge? Or is all knowledge value-neutral? These are the mind probing questions that I have posed to many seminar groups.The initial response typically is silence, as they mull over the options. They then begin to mentally test out extreme scenarios as a way to land in their own comfort zone. Most are very cautious in voicing an opinion, but eventually so…Read More

  8. The 21st Century Calendar

    "Our life is frittered away by detail......Simplify, simplify," wrote Henry David Thoreau, the Walden Pond isolationist in 1854.We live in a tremendously complex world. With parents trying to balance the schedules of two jobs, school and extra-curricular activities for their children and business executives trying to be profitable while meeting countless government regulations, everyone deals with…Read More