Algorithms are Out the Human Touch is In
Wired magazine in the April 2008 issue had an interesting article about the tech business, “Upside of the Downturn.” Thing 9 discussed how the human touch is still needed, if not necessary, to understand and location information that now exists. The article discusses such ventures as Squidoo and Mahalo. Though, there is no mention of libraries or information professionals, it is easy to substitute the names when you read the word curators.
To read the article, visit: http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/16-04/bz_curator