Monday, December 06, 2010

A Day in the Life of a Digital Nomad

Last week I had the privilege of kicking off Toronto Public Library's conference day for its Information Services Team staff. I wanted to talk about the new collaboration tools as well as providing an overview of social media tools, but putting it into a meaningful context.

I got the idea of talking about my collaborative work, tools and computer gear that I use in my consulting when I was reading Mitch Joel's 2009 book Six Pixels of Separation. Mitch talks about the concept of "digital nomads" who are mobile enough to work from anywhere. I don't believe Mitch originated the concept, but the way he expressed it (see some of the first slides for the quote) made the idea click.

I had a lot of fun putting this presentation together, and hope TPL's staff found something useful in my discussion and the Q&A. I welcome more comments here or via email


Mitch Joel - Twist Image said...

I wish I could have been there to see this! It's actually a VERY good idea for a presentation that most corporations should probably see. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Connie Crosby said...

Thanks, Mitch! I agree, the world of work is changing, but most people in the 9-to-5 world probably don't realize it. I talked about how even people inside big corporations are working in new ways, that this is not limited to those of us working solo or in small organizations.

And thank you for the inspiration!