ETech: Less data, more magic

Putting People First: If information technology is really about communication, magic, as meaning maker, can be pretty effective.

Phil Windley, who is the former chief information officer for the state of Utah, has more on the presentation from the founder of ThingM, Mike Kuniavsky, including a nice Arthur C. Clarke quote on magic and advanced technology provided by another reader in the comments section of the post.

If you go to Windley's site, check out an equally interesting post on fun from his ETech live blogging.

Bottom line: communications technology isn't just about the hardware anymore, and humans, as sense-making beings, don't only or necessarily pull meaning from bigger data sets, but richer experiences.