The Purple Squirrel (and other damaging technology myths) slides only

The Purple Squirrel (and other damaging technology myths) slides only

Given June 20 2014 for the Conference on Law School Computing at Harvard Law School.

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Dorothea Salo

June 21, 2014
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  1. THE PURPLE SQUIRREL Dorothea Salo CALICon ’14 and other dam

    aging technology myths
  2. ... what in the world is a ?

  3. ... what in the world is a ? A JOB

    AD FANTASY.
  4. SOMEBODY ELSE’S PROBLEM (and we know whose)

  5. ... what in the world is a ?

  6. ... what in the world is a ? A COMPETENCY

    LIST FANTASY.
  7. “3 years of experience in JSON-LD.” Job ad requirement: FINDING

    THE ELUSIVE...
  8. “3 years of experience in JSON-LD.” Job ad requirement: JSON-LD

    standard published: January 2014 FINDING THE ELUSIVE...
  9. Desired skills:

  10. Desired skills: DATABASES SQL

  11. Desired skills: DATABASES SQL HTML5 CSS

  12. Desired skills: DATABASES SQL HTML5 CSS PHP RUBY PYTHON PERL

    JAVA JAVASCRIPT
  13. Desired skills: DATABASES SQL HTML5 CSS PHP RUBY PYTHON PERL

    JAVA JAVASCRIPT VMWare Ubuntu Server
  14. Desired skills: DATABASES SQL HTML5 CSS PHP RUBY PYTHON PERL

    JAVA JAVASCRIPT VMWare Windows Mac OS X Ubuntu Server Microsoft Office
  15.     Desired skills: DATABASES SQL HTML5 CSS

    PHP RUBY PYTHON PERL JAVA JAVASCRIPT VMWare Windows Mac OS X Ubuntu Server     Microsoft Office
  16.     Desired skills: DATABASES SQL HTML5 CSS

    PHP RUBY PYTHON PERL JAVA JAVASCRIPT VMWare Windows Mac OS X Ubuntu Server     Microsoft Office
  17.     Desired skills: DATABASES SQL HTML5 CSS

    PHP RUBY PYTHON PERL JAVA JAVASCRIPT VMWare Windows Mac OS X Ubuntu Server     Microsoft Office
  18.     Desired skills: DATABASES SQL HTML5 CSS

    PHP RUBY PYTHON PERL JAVA JAVASCRIPT VMWare Windows Mac OS X Ubuntu Server     Microsoft Office Are you KIDDING me?
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  21. How much damage does the myth really do?

  22. x x

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  24. “Para{professional|legal} work.”

  25. “Para{professional|legal} work.” “That? The Girl does that.”

  26. “Para{professional|legal} work.” “That? The Girl does that.” “We don’t need

    to be running all that fancy digital stuff. We need to hire some REAL LIBRARIANS.”
  27. How much damage does the myth really do?

  28. How much damage does the myth really do? IGNORANCE HURTS.

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  35. How much damage does the myth really do?

  36. How much damage does the myth really do? IN HIRING,

    A LOT.
  37. x x

  38. So now what, if I can’t hire a ?

  39. So now what, if I can’t hire a BLAME EDUCATORS.

    ?
  40. Photo: G-], “NotHAL9000,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/orinoko42/8289565737/

  41. Photo: studio tdes, “Yellow Couch + Yotei,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/

  42. Photo: studio tdes, “Yellow Couch + Yotei,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ TWO

    TO THREE YEARS
  43. TWO TO THREE YEARS Photo: studio tdes, “Yellow Couch +

    Yotei,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/
  44. TWO TO THREE YEARS Photo: studio tdes, “Yellow Couch +

    Yotei,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ Photo: DrivingtheNortheast, “5K Run for Clean Air,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/
  45. Photo: DrivingtheNortheast, “5K Run for Clean Air,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ Photo:

    studio tdes, “Yellow Couch + Yotei,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/
  46. Photo: DrivingtheNortheast, “5K Run for Clean Air,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ Photo:

    studio tdes, “Yellow Couch + Yotei,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ Photo: Al King, “Mo Farah,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kinglomo/7716925658/
  47. Photo: DrivingtheNortheast, “5K Run for Clean Air,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ Photo:

    studio tdes, “Yellow Couch + Yotei,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ Photo: Al King, “Mo Farah,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kinglomo/7716925658/ TWO TO THREE YEARS
  48. Photo: DrivingtheNortheast, “5K Run for Clean Air,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ Photo:

    studio tdes, “Yellow Couch + Yotei,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ Photo: Al King, “Mo Farah,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kinglomo/7716925658/
  49. Photo: G-], “NotHAL9000,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/orinoko42/8289565737/

  50. Desired skills:

  51.     Desired skills: DATABASES SQL HTML5 CSS

    PHP RUBY PYTHON PERL JAVA JAVASCRIPT VMWare Windows Mac OS X Ubuntu Server     Microsoft Office
  52. None
  53. DIGITAL NATIVES

  54. DIGITAL NATIVES MYTH

  55. DIGITAL NATIVES MYTH x

  56. DIGITAL NATIVES

  57. DIGITAL NATIVES Bayne, Siân, and Jen Ross. “‘Digital native’ and

    ‘digital immigrant’ discourses: a critique.” http://www.academia.edu/4211243/ Digital_native_and_digital_ immigrant_discourses_a_critique
  58. BABY PURPLE SQUIRRELS Bayne, Siân, and Jen Ross. “‘Digital native’

    and ‘digital immigrant’ discourses: a critique.” http://www.academia.edu/4211243/ Digital_native_and_digital_ immigrant_discourses_a_critique
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  60. Photo: slgckgc, “Bye Bye Birdie Pin,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/slgc/8519564798

  61. BABY PURPLE SQUIRRELS MYTH

  62. None
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  66. Photo: jans canon, “Fox,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/43158397@N02/6904714319/ IGNORANT LIKE A

  67. “That? The Girl does that.” “We don’t need to be

    running all that fancy digital stuff. We need to hire some REAL LIBRARIANS.” “Para{professional|legal} work.”
  68. x x

  69. How do we shatter the myth of the ?

  70. How do we shatter the myth of the ? TECH

    KNOWLEDGE IS NOT INNATE, BUT LEARNED.
  71. TECH KNOWLEDGE IS NOT LEARNED ONCE, BUT OVER AND OVER.

    How do we shatter the myth of the ?
  72. Photo: jans canon, “Fox,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/43158397@N02/6904714319/ IGNORANT LIKE A

  73. Photo: jans canon, “Fox,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/43158397@N02/6904714319/ IGNORANT LIKE A

  74. Photo: Richard Heyes, “Squirrel,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/ 81016120@N05/12683899725 HOW ABOUT A

    NICE ?
  75. EVERY PROFESSIONAL A !

  76. RIGOR (... mortis?)

  77. RIGOR (... mortis?)

  78. Not a myth! Photo: The Tire Zoo, “Stop Sign with

    Divided Highway,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/new_and_used_tires/6549497793
  79. RIGOR (... mortis?)

  80. EVERY PROFESSIONAL A

  81. EVERY PROFESSIONAL A x

  82. WE EDUCATORS WILL NEED TO Photo: John, “STEP UP, step

    down,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/cygnus921/2354592701
  83. Photo: Kyknoord, “Slurp,” CC-BY, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kyknoord/3833580649

  84. So now what, if I can’t hire a BLAME EDUCATORS.

    ?
  85. FROM COMPETENCY LISTS TO

  86. Smart people know tech. I am a smart person. Photo:

    Lysippus, Copy of Aristotle Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
  87. Smart people know tech. I am a smart person. ...

    but I don’t know tech. Um. Photo: Lysippus, Copy of Aristotle Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
  88. Photo: studio tdes, “Yellow Couch + Yotei,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/ Photo:

    DrivingtheNortheast, “5K Run for Clean Air,” CC-BY, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedailyenglishshow/3947409618/
  89. EVERY PROFESSIONAL A !

  90. None
  91. SO DONE WITH

  92. THANK YOU! ©2014 Dorothea Salo ◆ dorothea@dsalo.info This presentation is

    available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Please observe all CC licenses on included art and photography. “I Was A Purple Squirrel” and “One Funeral at a Time” ©2014 Tommy Jonq. Both are available under Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution licenses.