This is a clip from a recent presentation delivered by Ian Painter with his humorous take on the current state of the GIS Industry (or as Armstrong and Miller might put it “that’s like Geography and maps and all that shit man“)
The two groups of people Ian is referring to are:
Neogeographers -- ‘new age‘ geographers who are very much in to Web 2.0, sometimes perceived as having a ‘relaxed‘ attitude to intellectual property and more perceptive to open sourcing. Some think these these folks probably wouldn’t have looked out of place in the days of flower power.
Paleotards -- the more traditional GIS Industry that’s been around almost since time began that does everything by the book crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s with high degrees accuracy and sometimes perceived as taking a simple task and making it absurdly complicated.
( and If I’ve got this wrong I’m sure someone will correct me here..zzzz)
If you’ve worked in IT for a kazillion years like me you’ll notice Ian covers some familiar topics in his brilliant talk.
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