Earlier in my career, I often felt I was the only person saying the things I was saying. True or not, it was a lonely and often frightening feeling.
I am not the only librarian making noise about threats to privacy just now. My sense is, unfortunately, that we pro-privacy advocates are at best managing to keep a holding action going against big-data hype firehoses. Still, it is quite wonderful not to be alone… and hype firehoses tend to collapse.
This keynote was given at the North America Serials Interest Group conference in 2015.