The American author Frederick Buechner wrote, "The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt."
Education and cultural heritage professionals, individually and collectively, are approaching a giant interchange-not just a crossroads-but an interchange. Will we let the new technologies shape us? Or will we use mankind's latest set of tools to build a legacy, as best we can for future generations? Is this simply a period of controlled chaos? Or are we spiraling out of control? Has the room full of hammers gotten so big, we've forgotten what it was that was so important for us to nail down?
Holly Witchey, 2006 Pachyderm Users Conference