A childhood friend of mine, Steve and I were reminiscing about TV shows we watched growing up (yes Jon, we did have TV’s back then, albeit there were only 3 channels and these were only broadcast only from 6am to midnight ☺).
One such show was Sandy Becker, a children’s show which was shown in the greater New York City area (I’m guessing those you who are around my age and grew up in the New York area may also fondly recall the show.) This show featured several characters, all played by the very talented Sandy Becker. One such character, a favorite of mine, was the Big Professor.
As it happens, a cousin of mine submitted a question that was selected and answered by the Big Professor. Her question was, “What makes popcorn pop?”
Steve commented that the Big Professor was our version of Google. This got me to thinking and I decided to Google this question and see what would come up.
As you might suspect, I got a few hits (1,220,000 actually) and had all sorts of information literally at my fingertips. (I also got 780,000 for Sandy Becker and for Big Professor videos.)
As one who grew up in the middle of the industrial age and is now in the Information age, I continue to be amazed at the both information available to us and the speed at which we are able to access it. A favorite question that I ask when I wish to get a conversation started is, “What will the world be like when our children (grandchildren) are our age?” One can only imagine.
Another question that this raises is, given the changes in availability of information, “What will RFPs/Proposals look like in the future? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this.