In development, in particular, mechanization is often akin to mechanical-ization; which is why I’m always a bit wary of “cutting edge” technology. However, when people do take the time to step back from the glamour of “innovation” and see how it can feed into, improve and expand existing processes, that’s when I start to feel the excitement of being a part of the here and now of the modern world.
Working with the Listening Program over summer, I’ve had the chance to look broadly into questions like this:
Some thoughts on “paring the edges of ICT” collected on the Listening Project blog. Slowly, I might be becoming a believer – as long as those on the “receiving end” of data still care.