Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief of Online Searcher, has written one of the best paragraphs of the year (IMHO) in her article entitled Dynamic Disruption (July/August 2015). She writes about how various industries have been disrupted by technology, and information professionals are not immune even though we “have been and still are at the forefront of technology.” Here’s the paragraph (directly quoted).

The cloud is considered by some to be disruptive. I almost laughed out loud when I read, in “The Cloud Is Dead. Long Live the Cloud,” by Stacey Higginbotham in the May 1, 2015, issue of Fortune, that she thinks the cloud replaces “the days when everything we did on a computer started and ended with what was stored on the hard drive.” Information professionals have been doing online research in the cloud since before we had our own personal hard drives. We practically invented the cloud. We just didn’t call it that. We called it online searching. Our online is the current cloud. Oh, and it was, and still is, Big Data, another disruptive concept. 

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