Supercharged With All the Answers

With a title like Supercharged With All the Answers you might think this NYTimes article is about librarians!

You would, of course, be wrong, you only thought that because you’re a librarian. The rest of the world would assume it’s about something else. It’s about mobile technology (cell phones et. al.) and the vast stores of information always and instantly available, in places other than libraries.

Surveys done by the Pew Internet and American Life Project in Washington show that three-quarters of Americans have cellphones and 44 percent of that number can connect to the Internet, said John Horrigan, the project’s associate director. The number of people with hand-held devices is much smaller, 11 percent of the population, and of that group 57 percent can surf the Web.