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Networks and connections

From the information age to the connected age: “The Information Age is the age of the knowledge worker. The Connected Age is the age of the web worker. Knowledge workers create and manage information, massaging it into intangible knowledge goods. Web workers create and manage relationships across knowledge goods, hardware, and people”.

This is an interesting comparison of roles with a specific emphasis on validating the information age and the knowledge workers that drive it and the connected workers who manage the integral nature of mashup of all the various information and knowledge products. It affirms both the network and connected.

Does this add to the understanding of the role of the interactive media designer, or confuse it. At this point it probably depends on the level at which one is networked or connected, for perhaps in the transition occurring the designer is involved in both roles. But this is an important distinction to consider as you move toward a career that is still shaping itself.

  1. storminnormin
    October 15, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    Well, it’s good to know what age I’m in.

  2. wayne
    October 15, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    Which one did you decide you were in?

  3. storminnormin
    October 16, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    the information age

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